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Johnson's Pinch HR

• The Situation: Down 7-0, the Rays scored six runs in the eighth inning to make it 7-6. They were down to their final out in the ninth when pinch-hitter Dan Johnson came to the plate against reliever Cory Wade.

• The Outcome: With two strikes, Johnson (hitting only .108 with one HR in 2011) stroked a solo homer to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

• The Impact: The improbable Johnson home run saved the Rays from defeat. With a loss, the Rays would have needed a Red Sox loss to force a one-game playoff the next day.

• The Quote: "We were dead. You couldn't write this. … No one would believe you." -- Rays manager Joe Maddon