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Red Sox’ unlikely eighth-inning rally had a storybook feel to it

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Will Middlebrooks, who started it all in the eighth inning, still had trouble processing it all, understanding exactly what happened, as he stood by his locker in the Red Sox clubhouse.

“I’ll have to look at the video to see how high I jumped,’’ said the young third baseman, still pondering the improbable, the fantastic Boston comeback in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. ‘’I felt like a little kid again.’’

The tape, the one that will play over and over and over like the Carlton Fisk homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, will show the “Natural’’-like David Ortiz grand slam in the eighth inning.

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