The Red Sox punched their ticket to the Fall Classic with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Watch: Red Sox Celebrate
Shane Victorino hit a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. Victorino was hitting .087 in the series prior to the at-bat, and he fell behind in the count 0-2 to Jose Veras. But Veras threw a curveball for the third straight pitch, and that was a mistake, as Victorino crushed it over the Green Monster for the game-changing hit.
The situation presented itself after Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, known as perhaps the best defensive shortstop in baseball, bobbled a potential double play ball behind the second base bag with one out in the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury reached via error, and with Jonny Gomes on third after a double and Xander Bogaerts on second after his walk, Victorino delivered the grand slam "
Click here to read the whole article
The Boston Red Sox trailed, Victorino looked helpless at the plate, chances had already come and gone, and a seventh game loomed. HereRead more
The Boston Red Sox advanced to another World Series after rallying to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Saturday in Game 6 of the ALCS at FenwayRead more
End 8th, 5-2 Red Sox: Nothing in the eighth for Boston, but here comes Koji. Avila, Infante and Jackson are due up for Detroit, and the Red SoxRead more