Late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, the Red Sox displayed the resiliency they’ve collectively had all season long, inventing yet another way to rally and win a baseball game. This one involved a rookie taking a base on balls then going from first to third on a single before scoring on a wild pitch, with the winning run then crossing the plate on a softly hit infield single to shortstop.
For anyone who’s watched the team all year, it was hardly surprising. From coming back from a 7-2 deficit in the ninth inning against the Mariners, to two handfuls of walk-off victories, to dropkicking batting helmets, to emotional late-inning rallies in the first home game after the city-wide manhunt in April, the Red Sox have been creative with the way they’ve earned their victories all season long. Tuesday night’s ALDS-clinching win fell right in line with that trend "
Click here to read the whole article
In large part thanks to the key outs he got in the late innings, the Red Sox played through the month of October en route to a World Series titleRead more
Will the Red Sox respond to the Yankees' signing of Jacoby Ellsbury by targeting one of the Yanks' outgoing free agents? That's a possibilityRead more
In 2013, his first season with Boston, the right-handed hitter helped the team win the World Series, batting .259 with 23 home runs while settingRead more