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Eye on Photos: Red Sox top Tigers in ALCS, head to World Series

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The Boston Red Sox are American League champions.
The Boston Red Sox are American League champions. (USATSI)

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The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a 5-2 victory Saturday night in Fenway Park, thanks in large part to Shane Victorino's grand slam. They'll now head to the World Series to square off against the Cardinals in a battle pitting the two teams with the best regular-season records.

Let us look back on this excellent ALCS in photos.

NOTE: Click on any individual photo for a full-size version.

Anibal Sanchez's six no-hit innings were the story in Game 1. (Getty Images) Miguel Cabrera's Game 2 homer sparked a four-run rally in the sixth ... (USATSI)
... and Alex Avila capped it off. (USATSI) Max Scherzer had a no-no going through five in Game 2. (USATSI)
Big Papi's game-tying grand slam in Game 2 turned the entire series around. (USATSI) Jarrod Saltalamacchia's walking base hit is what ended things in Game 2. (USATSI)
John Lackey essentially outpitched the great Justin Verlander in Game 3. (Getty Images) A light outage during a day game caused a delay in Game 3. (USATSI)
Prince Fielder's power was absent throughout the postseason. (USATSI) The neighborhood here was pretty large. (USATSI)
Jake Peavy's Game 4 start wasn't confidence-inspiring. (USATSI) Mike Napoli's power stroke was awakened in Detroit, where he clubbed two huge homers. (USATSI)
David Ross bowled over fellow catcher Alex Avila, raising talk about whether or not this play should be outlawed. (USATSI) Jose Iglesias flashed some defensive wizardry in Game 5. (USATSI)
Big Papi celebrating with Koji Uehara like a rag doll. (USATSI) Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera scored on Victor Martinez's two-RBI single in Game 6, giving the Tigers the temporary lead. (USATSI)
The Tigers may have had a huge sixth inning in Game 6, but Prince Fielder decided to do a belly flop while in a rundown. (USATSI) Shane Victorino reacts to his series-winning -- eventually, as it was only the seventh inning -- grand slam in Game 6. (USATSI)
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