Steve Pearce came through with a clutch home run in Game 3 of the ALCS, putting the Boston Red Sox up 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning.
Pearce, who had not hit a homer yet in the postseason, got everything behind this swing. His solo shot went 456 feet down the left-field line.
Steve Pearce FINALLY gets it out!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 16, 2018
The only thing that was uncertain when the ball left his bat was whether it would stay fair or turn foul. It stayed true.
This was a bit of vindication for Pearce, who had an extra-base hit robbed by Tony Kemp earlier in the game that would have scored at least one, if not two runs.