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Bruins Ride Duck Boats Around Fenway, Throw First Pitch

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 19: MarK Recchi of the Boston Bruins hoists the Stanley Cup with his teammates before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: MarK Recchi of the Boston Bruins hoists the Stanley Cup with his teammates before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on June 19, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox honored the Stanley Cup champion Bruins with a 15-minute on-field ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Members of the Bruins, who captured the Cup with a Game 7 win over Vancouver on Wednesday, rode in on four Duck Boats — as they did in a parade through the street of Boston on Saturday.

As they entered, Bruins players, dressed in their black jerseys, threw soft baseballs and pucks to the fans in Fenway Park. Red Sox employees were waving Bruins flags with players’ names and numbers on them in a ring around the upper seating park.

bruinsfenway3 Bruins Ride Duck Boats Around Fenway, Throw First Pitch

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The boats came in from center field and made a circle around the warning track. When they finished the loop, the players got off and — led by captain Zdeno Chara carrying the Cup — walked into the infield, where they took part in a ceremonial first pitch to members of the Red Sox.

Photos: Bruins At Fenway Park

Chara left the Cup on the pitcher’s rubber during the ceremonial pitch before picking it up and raising it high above his head as the players left the field.

When Boston batted around and scored six runs in the first inning, the Red Sox blared the sound of a loud fog horn and played the same music that’s used when the Bruins score at TD Garden, much to the delight of the crowd — many of whom were waving Bruins yellow towels.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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