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The Boston Red Sox have been a pillar of strength to their city since the Boston Marathon bombing last year. As such, this is an emotional weekend for the Red Sox and Boston, with the marathon being held again on April 21. The Red Sox honored the victims before facing the Baltimore Orioles on April 20, then summed up the entire last year by staging a rally from long odds.

After falling behind by 5-0 through five-and-a-half innings, the Red Sox tied the score in the blink of an eye, then won in the ninth by 6-5. Of course, the victory meant nothing compared to the pre-game ceremony, as police and medical officials, volunteers, runners and victims from last year's bombing were honored on the field at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox had completed their annual early morning "Patriots Day" game before the Boston Marathon was bombed a year ago. As the city recovered from the trauma, it couldn't foresee that its baseball team would become champions again six months later -- and would clinch a world championship at Fenway Park for the first time in almost a century.

The rise of the Red Sox and the support they gave to Boston helped the city pick itself up. Now as the Boston Marathon is held again, and the one-year anniversary of the bombing is remembered throughout the city and country, the team is once again doing its small part to pay tribute.

The Red Sox paid tribute on April 20 on the field, before and during the game. In the game itself, the Orioles had their way with pitcher Jake Peavy early on, getting three runs in the first inning alone. Baltimore added a run each in the fifth and sixth, before Boston began rallying on a three-run Jonny Gómes homer in the sixth.

The comeback continued in the seventh when David Ortiz -- who memorably and publicly declared that Boston was "our ****ing city" after the bombing -- got an RBI single. An error from the Orioles then tied the game, until the ninth inning when a Mike Carp line out led to another throwing error from David Lough, which triggered Dustin Pedroia to come home.

As the Boston Marathon is held again, the Red Sox will be back in action at 11:05 a.m. est -- like it was any other third Monday in April.


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