Jarrod Saltalamacchia, or “Salty” as he is lovingly referred to in Boston, has hit a grand slam to break a tie between the New York Yankees and the Sox. The home run came in the bottom of the 7th inning and broke a 4-4 tie. Preston Claiborne was the Yankee pitcher that surrendered the home run.
Salty joined rare Red Sox company with the blast;
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is the 1st Red Sox player with a go-ahead grand slam vs Yankees in 7th inning or later since Don Buddin in 1959.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 14, 2013
One thing I know about Boston culture is if you do something big to aid in victory against the hated New York Yankees then you drink free for a week, if you do something in the postseason to help defeat the Yanks, then you drink in Boston free for life.
Salty has a great history with the Red Sox. He is one of those players that Sox fans really identify with and support, almost irrationally. He may not be the most talented but he is a hard worker and by all accounts a good teammate. I am sure that this hit will make the Boston fans proud.