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From the archives | Aug. 11

Nomar Garciaparra lifts Red Sox with walkoff homer

Just when it appeared the Kansas City Royals -- and Mother Nature -- had conspired to make the first contest of an eight-game homestand a washout, the Red Sox weathered a 1-hour 25-minute rain delay last night and rallied to score a 7-4 victory in the 10th inning.

After thunder and lightning rumbled overhead for much of the first eight innings, Nomar Garciaparra treated the diehard Sox fans among the Fenway Park crowd of 33,290 who refused to leave to a real thunderclap in the 10th with a three-run homer off Jeff Montgomery, the shortstop’s second blast of the night.

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