May 26: Red Sox 6, Indians 5
This looked like it was going to be a game in which the Red Sox gave up too many chances to come back and just couldn’t get over the hump. Trailing 5-1 to the Indians in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox could only manage one run on a Jose Iglesias sac fly that scored Stephen Drew, but still left Boston with a three-run deficit heading into the bottom of the ninth.
Dustin Pedroia led off with a walk, and advanced to third on a double by David Ortiz. Consecutive ground-out RBIs by Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia made it a 5-4 game with two outs and the bases now empty. Walks to Jonny Gomes and Iglesias, along with a single by Drew, re-loaded the bases for Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury hit a double on the first pitch he saw that scored two runs and gave the Red Sox the 6-5 win.