2018 BPPA Pictures of the Year

04 Sports Action

1. Christopher Evans / Boston Herald

Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco scores a run past a diving Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart during the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on July 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

2. Barry Chin / Boston Globe

Detroit Red Wings right wing Luke Witkowski grabs a handful of Boston Bruins center Joakim Nordstrom’s face as the two fight during the second period of a NHL game at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

3. John Tlumacki / Boston Globe

Boston Red Sox Eduardo Nunez trips after fielding a relay throw from right fielder Mookie Betts on a double hit by Tampa Rays Jesus Sucre in the 8th inning. The throw was late.

HM 1. Matthew Thomas / Freelance

After being hit by a pitch New York Yankees Tyler Austin charges the mound at Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and is held back by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez as the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday , April 11, 2018.

HM 2. Christopher Evans / Boston Herald

Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi makes a leaping catch in front of the Green Monster against the Dodgers in Game Two of Major League Baseball’s World Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on October 24, 2018.

HM 3. James Davis / Boston Globe

Boston, MA: 8-20-18: Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello reacts as he is hit by a top of the seventh inning line drive off the bat of the Indians Yan Gomes.

HM 4. Brian Snyder / Reuters

Switzerland scores a goal against Korea’s goaltender Shin So-jung in their women’s ice hockey game at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, February 10, 2018.

HM 5. Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. startles a resting black bird as he dives for a single by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge during Game 1 of the American League Division Series.