On October 12, 1986, the Boston Red Sox stave off elimination with a dramatic win against the California Angels in Game Five of the American League playoffs. The Angels are one strike away from playing in the World Series, when Dave Henderson, who had earlier watched Bobby Grich’s fly ball bounce over the center field fence off the heel of his glove giving California the lead, hits a two-run homer off of Donnie Moore to put the Red Sox ahead, 6-5. California will tie the game in the bottom of the frame, but Boston will prevail, scoring the deciding run in the 11th inning on a Henderson sac fly.

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