Red Sox 6, Tigers 5
Series Tied at 1-1
WP: Koji Uehara LP: Rick Porcello
If you doubted that the Boston Red Sox could conjure up something special in the Postseason once again, well shame on you.
After being dominated by Detroit starter Max Scherzer for the first seven innings of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Boston bats woke up.
On the first pitch of his at-bat against Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit in the bottom of the eighth inning, postseason hero of years past, David Ortiz, delivered a grand slam to right field that landed inches away from the glove of Torii Hunter, who somersaulted into the Boston bullpen in his efforts to catch the ball.
The grand slam was the first extra base hit that Ortiz ever hit against the Tigers closer.
Then, with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jarrod Saltalamacchia delivered a walk-off single to score Jonny Gomes from third.
The early stages of the game were dominated by the pitcher's duel between Scherzer and Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
The two pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts in their respective outings, 13 of those came from the arm of Scherzer, who took a no-hitter into the sixth before it was broken up by Shane Victorino.
The two teams will now travel to Detroit to play Game 3 at Comerica Field on Tuesday afternoon.
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