BOSTON -- The hit that won the four-hour Father's Day marathon between the Red Sox and Indians left in a hurry.
Nick Swisher turned on a Junichi Tazawa fastball on the inside half of the plate and smashed a hard, hooking line drive around the pole in right field to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead in the 11th inning.
Up until that at-bat, Swisher had been 0-for-4 and he had left three runners on base. In his previous 22 at-bats coming into the game, he had just four hits (.181 average) and two RBI.
"We're challenging him given his four previous at bats on the day and maybe some of the inconsistencies he's had during the season," Farrell said. "And [we] got beat on it."
Swisher, a former Yankee, was booed every time he came to the plate at Fenway Park because apparently a Red Sox fan never forgets. The way he ended the game may make them try.