ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Want to hear something weird?
It's true. Since 1918, the Red Sox have been involved in a Game 6 eight times. That includes two of the most famous Game 6's ever, the Carlton Fisk game in the 1975 World Series and the Bill Buckner game in the 1986 World Series.
One Red Sox win, one loss. But both forced Game 7 (and, of course, both times the Red Sox lost Game 7).
Anyway, the Red Sox also won Game 6 when they faced elimination in the 1967 World Series, in the 1986 ALCS, in the 2003 ALCS, in the 2004 ALCS and in the 2007 ALCS. They lost Game 6 when they could have wrapped up the 1946 World Series.
No Rays postseason series has ever ended in six games, either. But they have a better excuse.