Top five thrilling Red Sox comebacks of 2014
Aug 26, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox designated hitterMike Napoli
(12) is congratulated by short stop Brock Holt (26) after hitting a three run home run in the eleventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
So rarely do the Red Sox score seven runs in a game, or even over the span of three games, that when they do so in one inning, to add to the four runs they already had, to win the game in eleven innings, it is an overwhelming reality to comprehend.
But that is exactly what they did in Tuesday’s 11-7 win over the Blue Jays to complete their second set of consecutive comeback wins this season.
After pulling ahead 3-0 in the first inning, with help from yet another “La Luna!” from Pedroia, Toronto scored a run in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to tie the score. Each team scored again in the seventh and the game was destined for extra frames at that point. After scoreless innings through the tenth, the Red Sox exploded in the eleventh with home runs from Mike Napoli and Allen Craig, and piled up more than enough runs for the win.
The moral of the story is that there is still life in this team and, although this season is all but over for them, once in a while it’s refreshing to watch a game that still feels like it matters.