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Posted by David Lefort, Boston.com Staff  October 17, 2005 08:11 AM

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Sure, the Red Sox have left you with nothing to watch on TV this late in the season for the first time since 2002, but you'll always have 2004. In that spirit, we're recapping last year's historic ALCS between the Red Sox and Yankees. Today, Game 4 ...

The road back starts here. In one of the greatest games in Red Sox postseason history, Boston rallied to tie it in the bottom of the ninth against Mariano Rivera (sparked by Dave Roberts' swipe of second -- the biggest steal in Sox history), and David Ortiz won it at 1:22 a.m. (more than 5 hours after the game began) with a walkoff homer in the 12th inning.

Some memorable quotes from after the game:

  • David Ortiz: "We're home. When we're at home, anything can happen. This is a team that never gives up. We have a whole bunch of times come from behind . . . even if we lose, we play the game the right way."

  • Keith Foulke: "It definitely gives us momentum. This team doesn't get down. When we're in a hole, we don't give up. We're going to go out there and fight until there's no fight left."

  • Johnny Damon: "Hopefully, we'll be known as the Cardiac Kids. Hopefully, we keep coming back."

  • Terry Francona: "We set out today to win. That was our only objective. Somehow we did it. Now our only objective is to win [today]. That's what we have to do."

  • Dan Shaughnessy: Carlton Fisk in 1975. David Ortiz in 2004. Twelfth inning both times. Hold on to those tickets for this afternoon's fifth game of the 2004 American League Championship Series. The left-for-dead Red Sox are still breathing.

    A complete Game 4 recap:

     
    Oct. 17-18, 2004:
    Game 4: Red Sox 6, Yankees 4 (12 innings)

    Box score  Game Log
    game recap: Fenway spark
    Dan Shaughnessy: The dream stays alive
    Jackie MacMullan Hero Ortiz swings into action again
    Bob Ryan: When it comes to drama, they never fall short
    On baseball: He had all right moves
    Commentary: One wonderful seven-year pitch
    red sox notebook: Martinez, Schilling set for 1-2 punch
    Yankees notebook: No Moose sightings in extras
    Boston sports blog:Aces wild as momentum shifts
    Torre's Yankees have been at home in ALCS
    NY ponders one that got away
    Lowe surprises as outing is a highlight
    Pen certainly helped pin this victory down
    Photo Gallery Game photos Photo Gallery Game 4 scene
    Photo Gallery Game 4 multimedia gallery
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