1. Christian Vazquez hits walk-off home run vs Cleveland, ends crazy 12-10 game.
Chris Sale and Carlos Carrasco both started this game, which would normally mean that this would be a pitchers duel. The Red Sox and Indians both had different plans.
From right off the bat, the Indians took the lead. They led 5-0 after two innings, but Boston quickly chipped away. They briefly tied it up until the Indians went ahead 7-5. The teams went back and forth until the ninth when Cleveland took the lead 10-9.
Then, Christian Vazquez happened.
Vazquez, who is not a power hitter, came up with a huge clutch hit. He hit a towering moonshot to left-center field. It scored three runs and gave the Red Sox the 12-10 victory.
This game was full of highlights, much like the long Blue Jays game. The catch of the year was also in this game when Austin Jackson went flying over the wall into the Red Sox bullpen.
This game was a portrait of the Red Sox season. It was up and down, back and forth, but unfortunately, unlike this game, Boston did not finish the deal. They came up just short.
The offseason is still young. Let’s hope that the offseason goes as well as this game did for Boston.