SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Miraculous comebacks win on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
If you went to bed late in the game when the Sox were losing 5 to 1, you missed one of the most thrilling sports turnarounds this season.
In the 8th inning, Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit a grand slam at Fenway Park. Big Papi's four-run blast tied the Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at 5.
Then, bottom of the 9th, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's single brought Jonny Gomes home for a 6 to 5 walk-off victory.
Western Massachusetts Red Sox fans are now looking forward to Game 3 on Tuesday.
Joe Tessin of Atlanta, Georgia, and works in Springfield, told 22News, “When he stepped up to the plate, bases loaded, you have to know he's going to hit the ball, right? He hits it out, and at that point, you just feel like, 'They are going to win the game!' So who knows? This is when magic starts to happen. Maybe they win it all.”
“Just when you thought the Red Sox were down, same exact scenario (as the Patriots). Bring it back. Great day for Boston sports,” said Keith Makarowski of JT’s Pub in Springfield.
The ALCS is now tied at 1 game each.
Boston's John Lackey will face off against Detroit's Justin Verlander in Detroit Tuesday afternoon.