The Boston Red Sox capped a huge comeback with Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s walk-off RBI single in the ninth to grab a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game Two of the American League Championship Series from Fenway Park last night.
David Ortiz smacked a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning for the Sox, who were being no-hit into the sixth inning by Detroit’s Max Scherzer (SURE-zer).
The Red Sox tied the series at one game each as the action shifts to Detroit for Tuesday’s Game Three.
Scherzer struck out 13 over seven innings of one-run ball, but Joaquin Benoit (WAH-keen BEN-wah) blew the save by allowing Ortiz’s homer and Rick Porcello (por-SELL-oh) was tagged with the loss in relief.
Alex Avila (uh-VEE-luh) hit a two-run homer and Miguel Cabrera added a solo shot in defeat for the Tigers, who held the Sox to one hit in their Game One victory.
The National League Championship Series resumes on Monday night in Los Angeles when the Dodgers host the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cards have a 2-0 series lead after winning each of the first two at home.
Adam Wainwright will take the mound for St. Louis against Los Angeles rookie Hyun-jin Ryu (he-YUN Jin ree-YOO).
First pitch is set for 8:07 p.m. Eastern.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports