On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine

Red Sox DH David Ortiz (right) delivered yet another victory to the home team, as his single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Kevin Youkilis (left), and gave Boston an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Here Youkilis does a little dance for Ortiz following the hit.

David Ortiz delivered yet another victory to the home team, as his single in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Sox an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Here manager Terry Francona can't keep the huge grin off his face as he congratulates Ortiz following the hit.

(Boston Globe Staff Photos / Jim Davis)

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"He's unbelievable. You just know he's coming through. You're just waiting for the opportunity to jump over the little gate in the dugout and be the first to greet him." -- 6.26.06, Coco Crisp on Big Papi's heroics

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