Defining moments from Red Sox ALCS clinchers
Johnny Damon's grand slam vs Yankees (Game 7, 2004)
Damon's second-inning grand slam in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS was the final dagger in the hearts of Yankees fans everywhere. It gave the Red Sox a 6-0 lead and helped complete the most remarkable comeback in postseason history. Boston went on to win the game 10-3, and we all know how what happened after that.
Coco Crisp's game-ending catch vs Indians (Game 7, 2007)
Game 7 of the 2007 ALCS vs the Indians was never really in doubt. The Red Sox held an 11-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning when Casey Blake drilled one to deep center field. Coco Crisp, in for Jacoby Ellsbury who took over as the primary center fielder, tracked the ball down to make a fantastic catch in the triangle and send the Red Sox to the World Series, where they swept the Rockies.
Shane Victorino's grand slam vs Tigers (Game 6, 2013)
The Red Sox were down 2-1 to the Tigers in Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS when Shane Victorino gave us an unforgettable moment. Victorino, who was 2-for-23 in the series at the time, crushed a grand slam to put the Sox ahead 5-2 and help send Boston to the World Series. The image of the "Flyin' Hawaiin" pounding his chest on his trot will live on forever in Red Sox lore.
Rafael Devers' three-run homer vs Astros (Game 5, 2018)
In a game that didn't feature a ton of offense, Rafael Devers' three-run home run off Justin Verlander in the sixth inning of Game 5 was all the insurance Boston needed to take down the Astros and advance to the World Series.
Though it's technically not one single "moment," it's worth mentioning just how dominant David Price was. Price mowed down nine Astros hitters in six innings of work while only allowing three hits. Devers may have had the defining "moment," but Price had the defining performance.