Eric Patterson Calls Walk-Off Single ‘Best Broken Bat Hit I’ve Gotten in My Career’

Eric Patterson Calls Walk-Off Single 'Best Broken Bat Hit I've Gotten in My Career' To say it was a long day of baseball would be an understatement, but Red Sox-Yankees matchups are never easy.

The rivals played over eight hours of baseball in a doubleheader at Fenway Park, splitting the two-game set in dramatic fashion. Both games went into extra innings, with the Yankees taking the first game, 6-5, and the Red Sox pulling out a 7-6 victory in game two.

In a season where there seems to be a new hero every night, Eric Patterson filled that role in game two of the day, smacking a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to score Bill Hall — who had almost homered in a previous at-bat — from third base.

Patterson's single did exactly what he was hoping it would do, stay down and up the middle. He broke his bat on the play, but he said that it was the "best broken bat hit I've gotten in my career."

To hear Patterson's entire interview, check out the video from Red Sox Extra Innings below.

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