7:53 PM EDT, April 20, 2013
It was an emotional start to the game for both the
Red Sox and Royals, as a pregame ceremony honored the victims of Monday's bombings in Boston, along with the first responders who helped treat the victims and law enforcement who captured the suspects.
And it was a dramatic ending, as Daniel Nava's two-out, three-run home run in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a 4-3 victory.
The Red Sox players took the field at Fenway Park with the word "Boston" stitched across their jerseys instead of the usual "Red Sox."
The iconic "B" logo and the word "strong" was painted across the Green Monster wall in left field. The logo was also sewn over the hearts of both teams' jerseys.
Friday's game between the Red Sox and Royals was postponed because the city's shutdown and a split doubleheader was scheduled for Sunday.
The Red Sox observed a moment of silence before Saturday's game for the victims of Monday's bombings and the MIT campus police officer who was killed Thursday night.
The team also honored those who helped the more than 170 injured and in capturing the suspected terrorists.
As expected, security was tight at Fenway Park, including a SWAT team with a German shepherd standing guard.
---At TD Garden on the other side of town, the Bruins made up their postponed game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Black and gold T-shirts that read "Boston Strong" were sold, with all of the proceeds going to the OneFund.
The Bruins wore state police, Boston PD and Watertown PD hats during pregame warmups, while the Penguins wore "617" patches on their sweaters, which is Boston's area code.
A moment of silence was observed before the national anthem as pictures of the three who died from the attack -- Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi -- and Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed Thursday night -- were shown on the main video screen.
Like Wednesday's Bruins game, a "Boston Strong" themed video was shown and national anthem singer Rene Rancourt lowered his microphone as the fans took over the song.
---The Celtics wore "Boston Stands As One" patches on their uniforms and specialized warmup shirts for their playoff opener against the Knicks in New York.
---Boston College canceled all home athletic events for Saturday, including its annual spring football game.
---The MLS's New England Revolution traveled by bus to play the New York Red Bulls Saturday due to the suspension of Amtrak's train service.
In the Red Sox's victory, the Royals got on the board first when Lorenzo Cain led off the fifth inning with a double off Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz. Jeff Francouer's one-out single to left put the Royals up, 1-0.
But the Red Sox tied the game in the sixth when Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single off James Shields, took second on Shane Victorino's sacrifice bunt and third on Dustin Pedroia's groundout.
David Ortiz's single to center scored Ellsbury.
The Royals got another run in the seventh when Cain led off with a double and scored on Salvador Perez's two-out triple.
Shields went six innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts, but was not involved in the decision.
Buchholz (3-0) earned the victory, going eight innings, giving up two runs on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
Andrew Bailey earned the save despite giving up a lead-off home run to Cain in the ninth.
Kelvin Herrera took the loss for the Royals, going one-third of an inning, giving up two runs, including Nava's home run.
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