June 6: Red Sox 6, Rangers 3
Recap: Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington and the rest of the league learned a hard lesson: never intentionally walk the hitter in front of David Ortiz, especially not in the ninth inning of a tied ball game. But that is exactly what the Rangers did that evening: after allowing a leadoff double to Jonny Gomes, they walked Dustin Pedroia hoping to set up a possible double play. Ortiz made them pay, slamming the first pitch he saw into the Rangers’ bullpen to give the Red Sox the walk-off win, coming back from being down 3-0 after three innings.
They said it: "I think it was a good move. I don't think there was anything wrong with [walking Pedroia]… It's part of the game. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't." – David Ortiz