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Video: Victorino catch leads to beer in face

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  September 5, 2013 09:28 AM

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The Red Sox hit eight home runs Wednesday night and beat Detroit 20-4.

Before Boston made the Tigers look like Kittens, before the Red Sox bats turned Al Alburquerque and the rest of the Detroit pitching staff into Los Alamos, before David Ortiz got career hits No. 2,000 and 2,001 - which was a space odyssey itself landing behind the right-field bullpen, Shane Victorino was able to multitask with this impressive catch with two outs in the the top of the fourth.

Victorino ended up in the seats along right-field stands to retire Austin Jackson, leaving runners on first and third. He also managed to return a cellphone to a fan who had lost it trying to photograph the play. The play also triggered a series of events that led to a beer being flung in the face of an innocent by-stander female thanks to the same overzealous guy who knocked out the phone.

That catch kept Ryan Dempster viable in the game. The Red Sox bats took it from there, no doubt putting that cellphone's camera to good use.

Hopefully that woman got herself a free beer for her troubles.

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In case you missed any of Boston's eight home runs, here a video link recap.

You can watch them:

Here [Stephen Drew two-run HR in the 2nd].

Here [Jacoby Ellsbury solo shot in the 3rd].

Here [David Ortiz's first HR of the game, in the fourth].

Here [Will Middlebrooks' grand slam that broke it open in the sixth].

Here [Daniel Nava two-run HR in the 6th].

Here [Ryan Lavarnway first HR since last September, in the 7th].

Here [Ortiz's second shot of the game in the 7th, his 2,001 space shot].

And finally, here [Mike Napoli solo shot to finish off the Kittens in the 8th].

John Lackey might want to borrow three or four of these shots for his next start, which comes Saturday against the Yankees.


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