Skip to main content

Ex-Twin Eduardo Nunez launches key pinch-hit homer for Boston in Game 1 of the World Series

Nunez hit a rocket off Alex Wood in the bottom of the seventh inning.

A pinch-hit home run in the World Series is the kind of thing that only happens in dreams, unless you're Eduardo Nunez. 

The former Twins infielder is in his second season with the Boston Red Sox and on Tuesday night he was called upon from the bench for a pinch-hitting opportunity in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Sox up 5-4 on the Dodgers. 

Two pitches later: a rocket off the bat that cleared the Green Monster at Fenway Park to help Boston secure an 8-4 Game 1 win over the Dodgers. 

"In the beginning I thought it was going to be a single, because the wall is so high and I know it was a low ball," Nunez said, via ESPN. "When I see the ball is going, I was excited, because I didn't expect the ball going [out]."

Nunez was an All-Star with the Twins in 2016 and was then traded to the Giants July that season for left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejia. The Giants traded him to Boston midway through the 2017 season for a couple of prospects. 

His latest Instagram post is fitting of his Game 1 performance. 

The other former Twin getting a lot of attention is Brian Dozier, who batted leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 1. He struck out looking in his first at-bat, popped out to left field in his second chance and then walked and scored a run before being pulled from the game.

Game 2 of the World Series is Wednesday night in Boston. 

Follow Bring Me The Sports on Facebook

Next Up

Scripps National Spelling Bee

These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

covid, kids

New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.


Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 23

The latest from the state health department.

police tape, crime scene

Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse

Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.


Meet the fan who caught Puckett's HR in the 1991 World Series

Twin Cities PBS talked to the fan who caught the historic homer.

Dozier will get a chance to shine in World Series

He's barely played for the Dodgers since mid-September.

Twins' pick Larnach hits dramatic HR in College World Series

Tied 3-3 in the ninth inning, Larnach smashed a two-run homer.

Miguel Sano

Sano, Cruz launch Twins over Red Sox in Fenway opener

Miguel Sano nearly hit the scoreboard in center field.

Brusdar Graterol

Report: Trade held up because Boston wants more from the Twins

Not the Friday news Twins fans were hoping to hear.

Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 12.43.23 PM

Puckett's 1991 World Series Game 6 jersey up for auction

The high bid as of Thursday afternoon was nearly $20,000.