Saturday, October 18, 2014

Quick Hit: Yankees/Red Sox Game that’s Probably Still Being Played

Set the stage, 2004 ALCS between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. It’s Game 5 and the Yankees have a commanding 3-1 lead over the Red Sox after taking the first three games of the series. No team has ever won four straight in a best of seven series to win the series after trailing 3-0. The game goes into extra innings and may or may not still be being played.

After 5 hours and 49 minutes and a whopping 471 pitches thrown between the two teams the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-4 to crawl back in the series 3-2. David Ortiz became the hero and the first player in major league history to have two walk off hits in the same postseason, and they came on back to back nights.

Ortiz ended the longest game in ALCS history with a two out single scoring Johnny Damon from second base in the 14th inning at Fenway to send the series to a Game 6. Ah, memories. 

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