Sep 13, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) hits a grand slam during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox hit go-ahead grand slam verse the Yankees (video)


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;

 

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.

 

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  • Thomas Katona

    With no offense u gotta know the pitching is going to fade after a while. Do the Yanks get pitching when the chance was there? No. Can’t keep throwing dead arms out there & expect to win.