Stevens fell asleep during Red Sox win in Game 6

Stevens fell asleep during Red Sox win in Game 6
October 20, 2013, 2:00 pm
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MONTREAL — A well-rested Brad Stevens seems to be a good thing for the Boston Red Sox who advanced to the World Series on Saturday with their 5-2 Game 6 win over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series.

Stevens was watching the game . . . sort of.

"It was awesome," Stevens said, adding, "I am absolutely embarrassed and ashamed to say it, but I fell asleep. But I was really tired."

A similar occurrence happened in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Tigers, shortly before David Ortiz's game-tying, series-shifting grand slam that set the stage for a 6-5 Boston win.  

Reminded of Ortiz's monster shot, Stevens chuckled, "So the key to the Red Sox deal is for me to fall asleep. Because when I'm watching, it's hard to get runs. When I'm asleep, magic occurs. It's unbelievable."