Such was the case for the Red Sox in their 7-6 walk-off win over the Rangers on Tuesday night. A Josh Reddick hit that should’ve been a ground-rule double was deflected back into the park by a fan, the Red Sox were able to put a couple of runs on the board, and that was all they needed to come alive and begin to rebound from a 6-2 deficit.
Primarily responsible for the comeback were Reddick and Darnell McDonald, who hit a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to tie the game in his first at-bat in a Red Sox uniform. Both were activated from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Tuesday’s game, after outfielders Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury went on the disabled list.
“That double down the left-field line — I think [Red Sox color commentator] Jerry Remy was right. The call was wrong,” Peter Gammons told Tom Caron on Red Sox Extra Innings. “They shouldn’t have gotten the second run, but that’s the way it goes. You know what? They’ve had everything in the world going against them, so a break or two for them is going to happen during a season.”
Given all the bad breaks Boston has gotten over the course of the past week, the Red Sox will take whatever they can get.
“They’ve had a couple of breaks go against them in the past 10 days,” Gammons said.
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