Vazquez wasn't the only one.
Major League Baseball outfielders robbing hitters of a home run has nearly become a cliche.
The catch not only prompted a salute from many among the 37,126 in attendance at Fenway, it produced an amazed reaction from the Boston player who struck the fifth-inning flyball. He went 7.2 innings and allowed just two runs on five hits to get his first win of 2017. I don't know how they'll lose a game right now.
Scherzer slept amusing and left the game as a precaution, the Nationals said.
The comeback lifted Boston a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees, who lost 4-3 to Detroit.
The Red Sox catcher's second homer of the season couldn't have been any timelier.
On Tuesday, Eckersley was at the Red Sox-Cleveland game not for NESN, but to fulfill a commitment to the team by meeting with fans at Fenway Park's Legends Suite.
"It's insane how much you have to think about all that stuff even when it's happening that fast", Jackson said. "I was just pumped up for us and glad that I was able to hold onto it".
"I just wanted to try to get back to the wall and try to read it", Jackson said. "Our offense bailed (the pitchers) out (in this game)".
Carrasco exited after only 1 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his career that didn't end in him getting drilled by a line drive in the face or in the hand.
"You talk about a roller-coaster game".
I hadn't thought this team was in need of leadership, as they seem to really care about each other, almost tripping over themselves to show how they have each other's backs.
Placed 2nd in American League East- Boston was struggling from last few games, losing five of last seven and Monday's big win have now their spirits high.
Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez are the exceptions to this of course, since they both electrify the city when it's their night to start like no one ever. Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (right hamstring strain) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Cleveland activated veteran RHP Joe Smith, acquired in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, and optioned RHP Shawn Armstrong to Triple-A Columbus.
The Red Sox have won four of the past five home meetings with the Indians at Fenway, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, so back them as small chalk.
It goes to show that Eckersley remains popular with the fans long after his playing days and they appreciate his candor in the booth.