2007: Red Sox "Mother's Day Miracle": In the bottom of the ninth on Mother’s Day 2007, the Red Sox were down 5-0 to the Baltimore Orioles. With one out already recorded for the Sox, Coco Crisp stepped up to bat and reached when Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez failed to catch his pop-up.
David Ortiz then hit a double to deep center and scored Crisp for the Red Sox’ first run of the day. Wily Mo Pena singled to left, bringing Ortiz to third before Orioles closer Chris Ray walked both J.D. Drew and Kevin Youkilis consecutively, allowing Ortiz to walk in a run, making the score 5-2.
Jason Varitek batted next, smacking the second pitch to right field, scoring Pena and Drew and moving Youkilis to third. With the score 5-4 and first base open, Ray intentionally walked Eric Hinske to set up a possible double play, but Alex Cora hit into the Sox’ second out as Youkilis was out at home on a fielder’s choice.
Julio Lugo grounded what could’ve been a game-ender to former Sox player Kevin Millar, but Ray was unable to catch Millar’s toss, allowing Jason Varitek and Eric Hinske to score, giving the Red sox a 6-5 win.