ALDS Game 3’s: Red Sox Walk Off In 13th, White Sox Force Game 4

Jonathan Grant | October 11th, 2021

It took 13 innings in order to get a winner on Sunday night, but eventually, the Boston Red Sox got the hit they needed, a two-run home run from catcher Christian Vasquez, to win Game 3 of the ALDS and take a 2-1 lead in the series in the process. The 6-4 win, though, will be remembered, not only for this clutch piece of hitting the bottom of the 13th but also for a controversial call in the top half of the frame. The Rays were in business with a runner on first when Kevin Kiermaier hit a long shot off the short wall in right field. The ball hit the wall then hit Hunter Renfroe before going over the wall.

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What followed was a ground-rule double call that put the runners on second and third, wiping out their run, and the Red Sox got out of the jam before shutting the door in the 13th for good. What a wild, memorable game that was. Elsewhere, the Chicago White Sox kept their postseason dreams alive with a massive win at home over the Houston Astros in Game 3. Down 2-0 in the series and 5-1 after the top of the third, it appeared that Tony La Russa and co. were headed out of the playoffs in an unceremonious fashion. But that was not to be the case as Yasmani Grandal (a two-run shot) and Leury Garcia (three runs) both homered in the bottom of the third. Though Houston quickly tied it up, it would be all White Sox from there as they put three runs on the board in the fourth and further extended their advantage in the eighth with three more to complete the scoring. Grandal finished with three RBI’s while Garcia concluded the contest with four, helping save their team’s chances of a World Series bid.

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