Red Sox Comeback Win Becomes Playoffs' First Instant Classic

A crazy night in Boston capped off in dramatic fashion.

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As the Red Sox faced the bleak fate of losing the first two games of the ALCS at home, all but assuring an early playoff exit to Detroit, their bats suddenly awoke and produced a dramatic 6-5 win that rocked Fenway Park and tied the series up.

Down 5-1 in the bottom of the eighth, David Ortiz launched a grand slam into the right field Red Sox bullpen to tie the game.

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Fast-forward to the bottom of the ninth, the game is still tied and the winning run stands on second. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a foul ball to the first base side and Prince Fielder muffs it.

After the game, Steve Horgan even got to meet with Red Sox owner John Henry.

Victorious bullpen cop in the flesh ---> RT @ESPNJoeyMac Bullpen officer Steve Horgan + John Henry

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Victorious bullpen cop in the flesh ---> RT @ESPNJoeyMac Bullpen officer Steve Horgan + John Henry

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The ALCS is now tied 1-1, Boston has found new life, and the series shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday afternoon. Game on.

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