In a wild and crazy game at Fenway Park that featured the Red Sox facing a 5-0 deficit early on, ace Chris Sale give up 7 ER, Hanley Ramirez getting robbed of a home run on one of the best catches you’ll ever see, to the wild 9th inning, the Red Sox walked away winners in an instant classic.
The Sox trailed by 2 runs in the 9th. Rafael Devers singled with one out in the 9th. Mitch Moreland got on base after striking out with 2 outs. Then Christian Vazquez stepped to the plate and ripped one out to dead center that was a no doubter:
Christian Vazquez puts the exclamation point on a wild night at Fenway pic.twitter.com/LDOpuTMykv
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 2, 2017
One of the best games you’ll see, a back and forth game that ends the way it needed to for the Red Sox. These guys needed a win like this to get some momentum going and positive energy around the club. How about Rafael Devers’ performance since joining the Sox, he’s been fantastic hitting .429 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in 7 games, and also Eduardo Nunez has been an absolute stud since coming over to the Sox. In just 5 games with Boston, he’s batting 11 for 22 (.500) with 2 home runs and 9 RBI. Unreal. Nice to see the Sox get this game here. Tonight the Sox will have Rick Porcello on the mound against Trevor Bauer.
BTW, David Price got drenched with some ice during the celebration and I don’t think he liked it one bit. Went from 100 to 0 REALLLLL QUICK. I was low key hoping Eck threw it at him 😂
David Price went from 100 to 0 real quick 😆 pic.twitter.com/ZxDhXxEEjv
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 2, 2017