video: Ramirez’s Walk-Off RBI Single Gives Red Sox 3-2 Win Over Toronto in 19 Innings
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
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Hanley Ramirez finally help the Red Sox walk off in the 19th inning; great bullpen and hitting in the 9th to make this possible pic.twitter.com/GttQLcpkD8— Roofoh (@jroofoh) September 6, 2017
The game ended just after 1:15 a.m.
With the win, the Red Sox improve to 78-61 on the season. They now have a 3 1/2 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Walk-Off
With the game tied at two in the bottom of the 19th inning, Mookie Betts hit a lead off double off the Green Monster to put a man on second with no outs.
Ramirez then followed up with a single to center to score Betts and give the Red Sox the win.
Boston trailed 2-0 going into the 9th inning before they rallied for two runs in the inning.
The Red Sox tied the game on a Mitch Moreland ground out to second base that scored Betts from third.
Series Wraps up
The Red Sox and Blue Jays wrap up their series on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Toronto’s Joe Biagini.
What a great read by Mookie Betts of that blooper. #RedSox win, 3-2 in 19. Lead is now +3.5 again.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 6, 2017
19th innings, 6:03 hours, 32 position players, 19 pitchers, over 500 pitches later the Red Sox Walk It Off AGAIN.— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) September 6, 2017
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