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Boston Strong: Red Sox capture World Series

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6

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Mike LeBlanc holds a sign as he stand on top of the Green Monster before Game 6 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Fans attempt to get autographs from players before Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Former Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, right, wearing a fake beard, and three-time All-Star Luis Tiant throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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In a multiple exposure, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (left) and home plate umpire Jim Joyce (6) watches as a batted ball goes foul in the first inning during game six of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) catches a fly ball against St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) during the second inning of game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross (3) reacts after St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay strikes out to end the top of the second inning of Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew throws over St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter (13) to turn a double play on a ball hit by David Ross during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia breaks his bat as the grounds out during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino hits a three-run scoring double during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) slides in safely against St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) on a 3-RBI double by Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (not pictured) during the third inning of game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) slides in safely against St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) on a 3-RBI double by Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (not pictured) during the third inning of game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes slides safely past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston. Gomes scored from first on a double by Shane Victorino.

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Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes reacts after scoring a run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino celebrates after hitting a three run RBI double during the third inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning during game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) reacts after giving up a home run to Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7)during the fourth inning of game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) hits a RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning during game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) watch Victorino's RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) tips his cap as he leaves the game during the seventh inning of game six of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa reacts after forcing out St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning during game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino catches a fly ball by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (center) looks on during the ninth inning of game six of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross celebrate after getting St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter to strike out and end Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox players rush onto the field after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) reacts with catcher David Ross (3) and teammates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (right) reacts with teammates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (center) reacts with teammates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) is lifted by designated hitter David Ortiz after game six of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates on the field after game six of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell holds up the championship trophy after Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (left) holds his son Kaz Uehara as they celebrate on the field after game six of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz holds up the MVP trophy while being interviewed after Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz holds up a large bottle of Champagne as he celebrates with teammates after Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli celebrates with teammates after Game 6 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox fans celebrate in the street near Fenway Park following Game 6 of the World Series between the Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston.

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