The St. Annís Parish Childrenís Choir of Dorchester performed the national anthem before the game led by 7-year-old Jane Richard.
Jane lost her left leg in the Marathon bombing. Her brother Martin was killed and her mother Denise also was wounded. Jane, who was wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey, received a round of applause from the Red Sox players when she finished and walked off the field.
Dave Roberts, one of the heroes of the 2004 Red Sox, threw out the first pitch. Bill Mueller, whose single scored Roberts in Game 4 of the ALCS, also was in the park. He is an advance scout for the Dodgers and has been following the Red Sox for several weeks.