8:30 PM ET, October 5, 2007
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
• Summary: Manny Ramirez smashed a towering three-run, game-winning homer as the Red Sox took a 2-0 series lead over Los Angeles. This was Ramirez's first walk-off homer since Sept. 10, 1996.
• More Manny: Ramirez has 21 postseason homers, one shy of Bernie Williams for most all-time. His walk-off homer was the fifth postseason walk-off homer in Red Sox history; David Ortiz has two, while Carlton Fisk and Trot Nixon have the others.
• Figure this II: Ortiz tied a postseason record with four walks, the last being an intentional one before Ramirez's homer. He's the first player with four walks in a game since Ken Caminiti in the 1998 NLCS.
• Quotable: "I haven't been right all year. When you don't feel good and you still get hits, that's how you know you're a bad man." -- Ramirez
-- ESPN.com news services
Red Sox 6, Angels 3
The Indians and Red Sox took 2-0 leads in their respective ALDS series on walk-off hits. This is the fifth time in postseason history that there were two walk-off wins on the same day. Here's a look at the last four same-day walk-off winners:
|Oct. 11, 1972||Detroit defeats Oakland & Cincinnati defeats Pittsburgh|
|Oct. 11, 1986||New York defeat Houston & California defeats Boston|
|Oct. 1, 1998||Houston defeats San Diego & Atlanta defeats Chicago|
|Oct. 18, 2004||Houston defeats St. Louis & Boston defeats New York|
2B Pedroia grimaced in pain, clutching his shoulder after diving for a ground ball in the second inning, but he stayed in the game. ... A hard line foul by Casey Kotchman in the fifth hit trainer Rick Smith sitting in the Angels dugout, but he was OK. ... The attendance of 37,706 was the largest at Fenway Park since World War II, and the largest ever for a postseason game at the ballpark. ... Ortiz walked four times in the game, setting a record for the first round of the playoffs. He was intentionally walked in the playoffs for the sixth time in his career, also a record. ... The Angels recorded an 8-3-4 double play in the sixth when Coco Crisp missed second base on his way back to first after Lugo's fly ball. ... Howie Kendrick was the second player in AL division series history to steal two bases in an inning, the eighth.
|1st||J Drew singled to center, K Youkilis and D Ortiz scored, M Lowell to second.||0||2|
|2nd||J Mathis grounded out to third, C Kotchman scored, K Morales to second.||1||2|
|2nd||C Figgins doubled to left, K Morales scored.||2||2|
|2nd||O Cabrera doubled to deep left center, C Figgins scored.||3||2|
|5th||M Lowell hit sacrifice fly to center, D Pedroia scored.||3||3|
|9th||M Ramirez homered to left, J Lugo and D Ortiz scored.||3||6|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||37,706 (101.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||70 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Tim Tschida|