Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 3-2

It took no more than a couple of seconds, but in that time Kevin Millar went from the outhouse to the penthouse in Red Sox Nation.

The free-swinging free spirit connected on a 2-and-2 offering from Octavio Dotel in the ninth inning and drove it into a light stanchion in the Monster seats, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 walkoff victory over the Athletics last night at Fenway Park.

"It was a unique night," is how Boston manager Terry Francona summed it up. "Nobody tries hard...