WATCH: Boston Red Sox Rain Fiery Home Runs in Massive Comeback Against Tampa Bay Rays

Published 10/09/2021, 3:58 AM EDT
Oct 8, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo (99) hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports


If Tampa Bay Rays thought they would clean sweep the American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox just arrived and ruined their party. With an incredible comeback last night, the Red Sox stunned their opponents, proving they’re here to win.

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On Friday night, Boston Red Sox competed in Game 2 against the Rays and recorded an emphatic victory. Notably, the Red Sox clinched the game by a 14-6 lead.

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Five Home runs for Boston Red Sox

In Game 1 of the American League Division Series, Tampa Bay Rays had outnumbered the Red Sox. Rays clinched the match by 5-0, leaving the Red Sox disappointed with their performance. But the atmosphere of the series changed on Friday night, as it was raining home runs for Red Sox. Interestingly, the match was happening at the Tropicana Field, Ray’s home ground.

Oct 8, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez (5) hits a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the first innings, it looked like the Rays would dominate yet again, as Jordan Luplow started the game with a grand slam. But after being defeated in Game 1, the Boston Red Sox men woke up on Friday, seeking redemption. In a demolishing performance, five Red Sox players smashed home runs.

Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo started the home run campaign in the third innings.

Following in their footsteps, JD Martinez and Kike Hernandez fired home runs in the fifth innings. Next came the victory home run for the day, Rafael Devers, in the eight innings.

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Way Forward

Courtesy of their domination last night, the series is now tied between the two teams. In the series of five, the next two games are going to take place at Fenway Park, Red Sox’s home ground, and they have a huge advantage to turn it into a victory moment.

Oct 8, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez (5) and shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) and third baseman Rafael Devers (11) celebrate after Hernandez hits a three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Do you think Red Sox would use the home-ground opportunity and clinch the next two matches? Or will the Tampa Bay Rays emerge victorious on enemy territory? Things would be crystal clear soon, as the two teams would now compete on Sunday.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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