4/22/12- Yanks Epically Overcome 9-0 Deficit In Boston
Unfortunately, this doesn’t make up for their 3-0 ALCS collapse back in 2004 but if you want to talk improbable combacks, this is the game for you.
This day at Fenway marked the biggest deficit overcome in team history and seemed just about over once the Sox took a 9-0 lead.
Then, Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer in the sixth, which seemed innocent at the time but then the Yankees made it a one run game thanks to a Nick Swisher grand slam and three-run blast by Teixeira.
Swisher continued his awesome day by putting the Yankees up 10-9 with a drive off the centerfield wall followed by Teixeira padding the lead with a double. Russell Martin added a two-run double then Derek Jeter drove in a run to make it 15-9.
It not only gave the Yankees the utmost confidence, but it threw the Sox into what manager Bobby Valentine referred to as “rock bottom” and left their rivals with a bitter taste in their mouth. The best part? They had the game in the palm of their hands.
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