Red Sox rally, walkoff with ALCS Game 2 winPosted: Updated:
The Red Sox keep finding a way!
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning capped a furious Boston rally as the Red Sox tie the American League Championship Series at 1-1 with a 6-5 victory in game 2 Sunday night at Fenway Park.
Down 5-1 in the 8th inning, David Ortiz slammed a grand slam off Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit to tie the game at five. Koji Uehara, with a perfect 9th inning, gets the win for Boston.
In the 9th, Jonny Gomes reached first on an infield hit and advanced to second base on Jose Iglesias' throwing error on Gomes' hit. After a Rick Porcello wild pitch, Saltalamacchia's single saved the Red Sox from what seemed like a sure 2-0 series deficit.
Detroit starter Max Scherzer, who kept the Red Sox hitless through 5 2/3 innings, struck out 13 in 7 innings of work, giving up just two hits and one run.
Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila (two-run HR, 3 RBI for the game) each slugged home runs in a four-run sixth inning to increase the Tigers' 1-0 edge to 5-0.
Game 3 is set for Tuesday (4:07pm) in Detroit with John Lackey facing Justin Verlander.