BOSTON — When
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the second half of Bob Marley's lyrics, singing in unison: " 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Perhaps no one really believed it late Sunday night, not after right-hander
But just when worrying seemed to be back in vogue in Boston,
The Red Sox won it in the ninth inning on
"We had one in hand and we let one get away," Manager
Gomes led off the ninth inning with an infield hit against
Saltalamacchia's single glanced off Iglesias' glove, turning Fenway Park into a mosh pit.
No one would've believed it could end like this. Not after Scherzer picked up where
Scherzer had described the Tigers as "zombies" Friday because of a lack of sleep after their cross-country, red-eye flight to Boston, but it was the Red Sox who looked like the walking dead before the man called "Big Papi" woke up the crowd.
Leyland watched three relievers load the bases in the eighth inning before Ortiz's slam. Right fielder
Scherzer's no-hitter was broken up by Victorino's two-out single to center field. In Game 1, Sanchez and four relievers combined to strike out 17 batters and throw 81/3 no-hit innings after
Game 2 of the ALCS looked like a rerun of Game 1 at the outset, with Red Sox hitters taking called third strikes and muttering under their breath as they headed back to the dugout. Scherzer struck out seven over the first three innings.