May 26: Red Sox 6, Indians 5
Recap: One of the more memorable moments of the young Red Sox season took place when Boston, facing a 5-2 deficit heading into the bottom of the ninth, rallied for four runs to win the game and stunned the Cleveland Indians. Trailing 5-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth, the Sox got one run back on a Jose Iglesias sacrifice fly that scored Stephen Drew, but the rally didn’t really begin until the ninth, when a walk to Dustin Pedroia and a double by David Ortiz gave the Sox runners on second and third with no outs. Pedroia scored on a Mike Napoli ground out, and, after Ortiz stole third base, he scored on a ground out by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. A walk to Jonny Gomes, a single and stolen base by Stephen Drew, and a walk to Iglesias loaded the bases with two outs for Jacoby Ellsbury, who lined a double to deep center field that scored Gomes and Drew and sent the Fenway faithful home with an unexpected victory.
They said it: "[Cleveland pitcher Joe Smith’s] mindset, I would think, is to attack the hitter… The last thing I think he's wants to do is walk me and bring in the tying run. I just wanted to be aggressive in the zone and get a pitch I could drive. Fortunately, I got it." – Jacoby Ellsbury