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Relive all 7 Red Sox walk-off wins this season

Dan Shulman
August 03, 2017 - 11:55 am
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The 2017 Boston Red Sox may not be the most likable bunch at times, but the club certainly has a knack for finding a way to win close games at home. The Sox have earned seven walk-off wins this season, incluidng in six of their last 13 victories at Fenway. From towering home runs to impressive slides, let's take a look back at all seven Red Sox walk-off wins.

Sandy Leon vs. Pittsburgh, April 5 (3-0)

After going on a tear through much of the second half last season, Leon picked up right where he left off in 2017 with this shot into the monster seats. The win came in just the second game of the season and the debut of ace Chris Sale in Boston. With the game tied 0-0 in the 12th, the Red Sox bats finally sprang to life, headlined by Leon's home run off Antonio Bastardo.

Dustin Pedroia vs. Philadelphia, June 12 (6-5)

For the first time in seven years, Pedroia notched a walk-off single to help the Red Sox complete the comeback victory over the Phillies. The Red Sox fell into an early 4-0 hole after an inning but came back to tie the game 5-5 thanks to a Hanley Ramirez home run in the eighth inning. The 11th inning rally began with a single by infamous infielder Pablo Sandoval, who was immediately subsituted for pinch-runner Deven Marrero. Pedroia's single scored Marrero from second to win it.

Andrew Benintendi vs. Philadelphia, June 13 (4-3)

The rookie outfielder recorded his first-career walk-off hit with a deep single to right field to give Boston its second such victory in as many nights. Although he has had his fair share of struggles this season, Benintendi put that aside and delivered one of the most clutch hits of his young career. With runners at the corners in the 12th inning, Benintendi scored Xander Bogaerts from third base and got rewarded with a Powerade bath.

Andrew Benintendi vs. New York Yankees, July 14 (5-4)

Benintendi didn't wait too long to gather his second walk-off of the season, as he took ball four against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman with the bases loaded. The Red Sox entered the ninth inning down 4-3 and facing one of the MLB's best closers. The Sox never hit a ball out of the infield in the inning, tying the game on an error by Ronald Torreyes. Chapman issued consecutive walks to end the game in an inning where the Yankees closer didn't record an out. 

Hanley Ramirez vs. Toronto, July 18 (5-4)

In another marathon game at Fenway, Hanley sent the fans (what little were left) home happy with a mammoth home run over the monster. It was the Red Sox' second game in less than a week that had gone into the 15th inning. Tied at 3-3 going into extra innings, both teams exchanged runs in the 11th to extend the game. Facing Blue Jays reliever Mike Bolsinger, Ramirez wasted no time depositing a breaking ball onto Lansdowne Street.

Eduardo Nunez/Sandy Leon vs. Kansas City, July 29 (9-8)

The newly acquired Nunez hit into a ground-out, but allowed Sandy Leon time to score with an acrobatic slide into home. The win came in yet another four-plus hour affair and snapped the Royals' nine-game win streak. The Royals pitching staff threw five wild pitches in the game as well, including one moments before Nunez's winning force out. Leon darted for the plate as soon as the ball was fielded, leaping around Kansas City catcher Drew Butera and touching the plate safely.

Christian Vazquez vs. Cleveland, Aug. 1 (12-10)

In what was easily the wackiest game of the season, the Red Sox catcher launched a home run to center field to give Boston a thrilling victory. The game featured a circus catch by Austin Jackson -- robbing a Ramirez home run by flipping over the bullpen wall in center field -- and a pair of blown saves by two of the league's most reliable closers. Not to mention both starting aces, Chris Sale and Carlos Carrasco, being lit up for a combined 12 runs. The Sox extended the game in the ninth when Mitch Moreland struck out for what would have been the game's final out, but the ball got away from Indians catcher Yan Gomes and Moreland reached first base to bring up the hot-hitting Vazquez.

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