Hands Down Catch of The Year!

02 Aug, 2017

In what has to be considered, to date, the “Game of the Year,” Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hammered a three-run walk-off homer off Indians closer Cody Allen over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox an epic 12-10 seesaw victory over the Indians on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

This was a game that had everything, including several wild shifts in momentum and one of the best catches you’ll ever see, by Indians center fielder Austin Jackson, who jumped into Boston’s bullpen to take a home run away from Hanley Ramirez in the fifth and preserve, for the time being, a two-run lead for Cleveland.

The Indians took a 3-0 lead in the first and added two in the second. Boston tied it in the bottom half of the inning. Cleveland added two in the fifth; Boston answered with four in the sixth. And then the lead changed in the both the top and bottom of the ninth, capped by Vazquez sending everyone home with just his second home run of the season.

“That’s my first one, man. My first walk-off,” said Vazquez. “It was special. My dad was here and my family was here. It was great for them to see that.”

What more could you want? With nearly two months still to play this season, it’s safe to say this will go down as one of the most memorable contests of the season.


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