The Red Sox entered the bottom of the 10th inning trailing, 1-0, but David Ortiz tied the game with a home run and Mike Napoli followed that up with a game-ending blast in Boston’s 2-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon. That marked only the third time in the Red Sox franchise history that they hit consecutive home runs – with the first one tying the game, and the second one ending the game. That also happened on July 3, 1940 in a 12-11 win against the Philadelphia Athletics (Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx) and on June 14, 1999 in a 4-3 victory over the Twins (Darren Lewis and Jeff Frye). Come on, Lewis and Frye had 7,105 career plate appearances between them and they only hit 43 home runs. What are the odds?
It is the first time the Red Sox won a game at Fenway Park after being held without a run through nine innings since June 4, 1995 when they topped the Mariners by a score of 2-1 in ten innings.