Aug. 1: Red Sox 8, Mariners 7
Perhaps the most exciting 24 hours of the Red Sox season took place over July 31 and August 1, as one night after winning a 15-inning contest against the Mariners, the Red Sox pulled off their most improbable win of the season. Trailing 7-1 entering the eighth inning, Shane Victorino hit a solo home run to make it 7-2, but the Sox could not muster any more offense and went into the ninth still down 7-2.
Daniel Nava led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk, then scored on a double by Brock Holt to make it 7-3. Victorino singled home Ryan Lavarnway and Holt to make it 7-5, while Dustin Pedroia singled to score Jacoby Ellsbury and make it 7-6. After David Ortiz struck out, Jonny Gomes came up and added to his ever-growing Red Sox legend, singling in Victorino to tie a game that the Sox had been trailing by five runs at the beginning of the inning.
Daniel Nava came up for the second time in the inning and finished what he had started, hitting a game-winning single to deep center that scored Pedroia and sent Fenway Park into further pandemonium; a seemingly impossible comeback that summed up entirely how the Red Sox had played the first four months of 2013 and how they would keep on playing for the final two months.