The Boston Red Sox pulled off the best comeback in Major League Baseball this season when they overcame a 7-1 deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-8 at SunTrust Field on Wednesday.
Check out this incredible stat from ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi:
The Red Sox were down 7-1 in the eighth inning and ultimately tied the score with a six-run frame. Freddie Freeman put the Braves back on top with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Sox struck the final blow in the top of the ninth inning when Brandon Phillips — who was making his Red Sox debut — blasted a two-run homer to put Boston ahead 9-8.
The loss is a heartbreaking one for Atlanta, a team fighting for the National League East crown with a slim 2.5-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.
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