Mike Lowell's dramatic homer off the first pitch he faced when back from the disabled list squares off against the come-from-behind win over the Yankees on Opening Day in the final round of the Best 2010 Red Sox Game That Aired on NESN competition.
Mike Lowell homers in return from disabled list vs. Indians, Aug. 3 at Fenway Park As the trade deadline approached, fan favorite Mike Lowell waited to see if he would be sent packing by the Red Sox. After the deadline came and went, he was still rumored to be a candidate for a waiver-wire move, all the while remaining on the disabled list despite being ready to play for several days. The days and weeks of uncertainty made Lowell?s return to the lineup against Cleveland on Aug. 3 a much-anticipated event for fans who wanted to show how much they appreciated still having him in a Red Sox uniform. Perhaps fueled by the standing ovation, Lowell deposited the first pitch over the Green Monster. The two-run homer electrified the crowd and proved to be the decisive blow in a 3-1 victory over the Indians. Lowell, who soon after announced that 2010 would be his last season, hit 223 home runs in his career. This second-inning shot against Cleveland is one he, and every Red Sox fan, will remember for a long time.
Come-from-behind Opening Day win over Yankees, April 4 at Fenway Park The Red Sox wasted no time in supplying drama for the Fenway faithful in 2010. In the season opener at the Fens on Easter Sunday (April 4), the Red Sox staged a late-inning comeback to nip the Yankees 9-7. After Boston tied things at five in the sixth, the Yankees plated two in the top of the seventh. Boston rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the frame that included a Dustin Pedroia two-run homer and a Kevin Youkilis go-ahead run on a passed ball. Both aces — CC Sabathia and Josh Beckett — exited early as the pair of All-Stars allowed a combined 10 earned runs on 14 hits. Hideki Okajima picked up the win while Jonathan Papelbon picked up the save in the hitters? duel.