Red Sox Rally Past Indians —Again

Ramirez's 9th inning homer off closer Borowski breaks tie
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:45 PM CDT
Boston Red Sox's Manny Ramirez drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Joe Borowski in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 14, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Six months later, the Red Sox came back on the Indians again. Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer—No. 493 of his career—and Boston rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against closer Joe Borowski for a 6-4 win Monday night over Cleveland in a stunning rerun of last October's AL championship series.

Ramirez's shot to left off Borowski (0-2) was just the latest Red Sox comeback against the Indians. Last fall, Boston rallied from a 3-1 ALCS deficit to beat Cleveland and advance to the World Series. The stakes weren't nearly as high this time, but the Red Sox came through again. And so did Ramirez.