It was just the ninth time in baseball history that a team trailing in the ninth by at least five runs came back to win the game. The last time it happened was April 29, 1979, when the visiting Cubs scored six runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Braves, 6-5. ...
The last time a home team overcame a five-run deficit in the ninth was July 24, 1978 when the Astros beat the Expos, 6-5 with all their runs coming in the ninth. ...
Here are the greatest ninth-inning comebacks from a previously scoreless home team. The Red Sox's was just the sixth comeback of five or more:
Date Visiting Home Trailed WonThat 1931 Red Sox win was in the second game of a doubleheader. In Game 1, Philadelphia scored five times in the top of the 12th, breaking a 0-0 tie and winning 5-0.
1947-08-22 Senators Tigers 0-6 7-6
2007-05-13 Orioles Red Sox 0-5 6-5
1978-07-24 Expos Astros 0-5 6-5
1960-04-17 Reds Pirates 0-5 6-5
1931-05-30 Athletics Red Sox 0-5 6-5
1911-06-01 Reds Cardinals 0-5 6-5