Pedro Martinez
Starting Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
1999 ALDS, Game 5

In the decisive Game 5, a (supposedly) gimpy Martinez took over in the fourth inning with the score tied 8-8 and pitched six no-hit innings as the Red Sox topped the Indians 12-8 to advance to the ALCS. Martinez struck out eight and walked three.

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