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David Ortiz ALCS Walk off single in Game 5

David Ortiz ALCS Walk off single in Game 5

David Ortiz ALCS Walk off single in Game 5

October 18 2004 -- Game 5 of the ALCS opens in Fenway Park with the Yankees leading the Series 3-1. After 8 innings, the game was tied at 4 and would remain knotted there till the 14th inning. Yankee Pitcher Esteban Loiza walks both Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez, bringing Ortiz up with two outs. The previous night's hero did his job again. Singling to center on the 10th pitch of the at-bat to bring home Damon, Ortiz set off celebratory chants of "Who's Your Papi?". After five hours, 49 minutes and 471 pitches, the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Yankees 5 -- 4. Ortiz became the first player in history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, and ended the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m.

By This Day in Baseball
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011

 
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