Rafael Devers' ninth-inning inside-the-park home run nearly rallied the Red Sox in a wild ALDS Game 4
Though the Red Sox were eliminated from the postseason on Monday after falling to the Astros, 5-4, in Game 4 of the ALDS presented by Doosan, it wasn't for lack of effort. The team pulled out all the stops including getting a tandem start from
With the Red Sox trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth, the fire-balling
The Astros outfield tried to gamely retrieve the ball and get it back in -- momentarily looking like the losing team in a particularly brutal game of gym dodgeball -- but it was too late. The race was on:
It was the first inside-the-parker for the Red Sox in the postseason in more than 100 years.
Rafael Devers: first #RedSox postseason inside-the-park HR since Larry Gardner 10/11/1916— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) October 9, 2017
Unfortunately for Boston fans, history wouldn't repeat itself any more. That year the Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins in five games.