It looked like it would be an easy win for the Tigers, as pitcher Max Scherzer racked up 13 strikeouts through seven innings. Boston failed to even get a hit until the sixth frame. However, the Red Sox stormed back on the strength of David Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam to tie the game at five runs apiece, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia brought home the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. The ALCS is now tied 1-1 as the series shifts to Motown.
Even though the Red Sox didn't have a hit at this point, the Fenway faithful was given reason to cheer early in the game: Dustin Pedroia robbed Austin Jackson of a single with a nice diving stop to his left.
Alex Avila, who put the Tigers on the board in the second inning, also homered off Buchholz in the sixth inning, giving Detroit a commanding 5-0 lead.
Meanwhile, an adult stole Avila's home-run ball from a young woman so he could throw the ball back onto the field.
Baseball bedlam erupted in the eighth inning when David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam, just the third such slam in post-season history.
Ortiz's slam also knocked Torii Hunter out of the park.
Prince Fielder wanted the kid to take credit for his fielding woes in the ninth inning.