June 6: Red Sox 6, Rangers 3
The Red Sox were in first place in June, nowhere near where many thought they would be, and they showed they were a team that was not just a fluke over the first couple of months of 2013. Down 3-1 to the slugging Texas Rangers going into the bottom of the seventh, Jose Iglesias walked and Jacoby Ellsbury singled before Dustin Pedroia hit a two-out, two-run double to center to tie the game at three runs apiece.
In the bottom of the ninth, Jonny Gomes led off with a double, and the Rangers decided to walk Pedroia to try and force David Ortiz to ground into a double play. That plan immediately back fired, as Ortiz lined the first pitch he saw into the Rangers’ bullpen for a game-winning three-run home run to give the Red Sox the 6-3 victory.