Grady Sizemore got the Red Sox on the board in the bottom of the second, and a couple innings later he ended the Indians’ biggest threat in the first half of the ballgame.
Shane Victorino may be on the DL, but his spirit was out in right field on Thursday, as Sizemore channeled his inner “Vic” in making a catch going into the stands.
With two outs in the fifth and the Red Sox leading 1-0, the Indians had runners on first and second with Mike Aviles at the plate. Aviles lofted a 3-2 pitch from Jon Lester that was headed for the corner near Pesky's Pole.
Sizemore sprinted over to the stands, then jumped to grab the ball as it tailed back towards the field of play. He made the catch and landed with his backside on the wall separating the warning track from the seats.
Victorino made a name for himself last season by going all out for every ball he saw in right field, playing some of the most memorable defense in the deepest part of Fenway Park in recent memory en route to winning his fourth career Gold Glove. He’s expected to be back in right full-time after he recovers from the strained hamstring that landed him on the DL on May 24.
Check out Sizemore's play below in video from MLB.com that ended the top of the fifth in style.