It was a picture perfect ending at Fenway tonight as the Red Sox completed a 5 run comeback in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Yankees 7-5.
It felt like a playoff game at Fenway park tonight as the Yankees came to town in a must win game if they wanted to make the playoffs. It looked like they were going to survive to fight another day as by the 4th inning the score was already 5-1.
But the Red Sox would not stop fighting gaining one run in the 8th inning via David Ortiz solo homer to center field. They would go into the 9th inning down 5-2 with Aaron Hill pinch-hitting for Jackie Bradley Jr.
Hill went down on strikes swinging and brought up Chris Young who pinch-hit for Benintendi. Young was hit by a pitch getting him onto first with one out. Pedroia then walked.
Bogaerts grounded into a fielder choice to the pitcher. Young being called out at home.
But then the comeback started! Ortiz with a clutch single to left scored Bogaerts. Hernandez would come in for Ortiz as a pinch-runner. Betts then singled to left scoring Bogaerts and advancing Hernandez to second.
At this point, you say wow we might actually have a comeback here. But then the unexpected happens. A ball would get by Yankees catcher Sanchez and Betts scores from third.
And then the biggest play of the night took place when Hanley Ramirez launched a 99 mph fastball to dead center for a walk off homerun! This was hands down the most important and most impressive win if the year so far for the Sox.
You can see the walk off below!