Sox win it 11-10 off a Mueller 9th inning HR in a game for the ages.
Bill Mueller caps off a ridicules day at fenway with a walk off dinger. The Sox are practically in no better situation today then they were yesterday (still 8.5 games out, but any time Tek gives A-Rod a smack down you have to feel good about yourself. It was the game of the season and it was nearly meaningless in the standings, but the Sox were pissed entering the game and it showed.
I'm not sure if fighting for the pennant is an indication of how hard you play," said manager Joe Torre. "This could have happened if we were both at .500."
The game had the feel of last years season, some high points followed by a demoralizing loss, except this time the final act was different.
What a difference a swing makes," said Boston manager Terry Francona, who had been ejected in the fifth. "We didn't quit."