Before Tuesday night’s game versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox celebrated Rhode Island during the team’s pre-game ceremonies.

Special guests included Gully and Gully Jr. from the Newport Gulls and Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox.

During the pre-game ceremonies, the Rhode Island Red Sox Scholars & Impact Award and Rhode Island Little League Volunteer Of The Year Award were handed out. Cole Middle School Baseball Team and Napoleon Lajoie, a Woonsocket native and Hall Of Famer, was also recognized during the ceremony.

Newport Police Department was the Color Guard for the game, while the Chorus of Westerly sang the National Anthem.

Logan Cournoyer of Tiverton was the honorary bat kid for the game, while Steve Guarino of Lincoln was named the Season Ticketholder of The Game.

St. Mary’s Home For Children in North Providence has the honor of saying “Play Ball”.

In an exciting walk-off win where the Red Sox beat Cleaveland 12 – 10, the Red Sox earned their 2nd straight win to regain sole possession of 1st place in the AL East.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).