We have moving pictures! So many moving pictures! Ones that must be shared!
Let's go minimal preamble, here. First up, the face Max Scherzer makes when Dustin Pedroia comes within inches of putting three runs on him with the closest foul ball ever:
No, seriously, inches:
Boston's opening volley came from Jacoby Ellsbury, knocking in none other than Xander Bogaerts after the rookie's big double off the wall in left-center:
Things were good for all of about 10 minutes, then Clay Buchholz let two men on base, and Franklin Morales was just gas on the fire, letting two runs in. It would have been worse but for a big performance from Brandon Workman and a big belly flop from Prince Fielder:
Ah baseball, such a beautiful sport.
Well, actually, it can be. Consdier Drew, Stephen:
That to rob Miguel Cabrera of a hit, ending the seventh and saving at least one run in the process.
Then, in the bottom of the inning, the most beautiful thing of all:
Sorry, Torii, maybe next year...
For 2013, the American League belongs to the Red Sox.
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