Red Sox erase 6-run deficit, win on Phillips' HR – MLB.com

ATLANTA — On this zany Wednesday afternoon, when the Red Sox rested their three best position players and still roared back from a six-run deficit, it was fitting that the player who came up with the biggest hit of the day was a 16-year veteran and three-time All-Star playing his first game in the Major Leagues this season.

With the Red Sox down by a run and down to their last out in the top of the ninth, Brandon Phillips unloaded for a two-run homer against Braves closer A.J. Minter that led his new team to an exhilarating 9-8 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves.

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ATLANTA — On this zany Wednesday afternoon, when the Red Sox rested their three best position players and still roared back from a six-run deficit, it was fitting that the player who came up with the biggest hit of the day was a 16-year veteran and three-time All-Star playing his first game in the Major Leagues this season.

With the Red Sox down by a run and down to their last out in the top of the ninth, Brandon Phillips unloaded for a two-run homer against Braves closer A.J. Minter that led his new team to an exhilarating 9-8 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves.

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The magical moments continue for the 97-44 Sox, who pulled off their biggest comeback of the season against the team that leads the National League East.

On three previous occasions, Boston rallied from a five-run deficit. But this was the first time they roared back from six down to win.

Even with that wild comeback in the eighth, the Sox still almost lost. Freddie Freeman put the momentum back on Atlanta’s side when he

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