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It all made perfect sense. Fans at Fenway Park on Saturday saw a resilient player enjoy a resilient moment in a resilient town on a resilient day. Daniel Nava launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning to propel the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory on an emotional afternoon. Looking at all the variables involved, a more fitting ending couldn’t have been scripted. Nava comes with a unique baseball story. A true, hard-working underdog, he found himself undrafted out of college, was forced to play in an independent league and has spent much of his career until now going back and forth between the big leagues and the minors. In fact, Nava was an afterthought in the Red Sox organization as recently as last season. Yet despite the trials and tribulations, the 30-year-old has pressed on every step of the way, demonstrating the type of resiliency that Bostonians can appreciate. On a day when the city of Boston’s resiliency was on display, Nava was the perfect protagonist. The day started in...

Daniel Nava Admits He Considered Retirement ‘a Couple of Times,’ Felt He ‘Needed to Be Realistic’

Daniel Nava is off to a red-hot start this season, which makes it hard to believe that he once considered walking away from baseball. “Yeah, I did, a couple of times,” Nava said when asked if he ever considered retiring, according to Nava’s baseball journey has been interesting to say the least. Nava went undrafted out of college, and he then played in the Golden...

Nava home run lifts Red Sox, Fenway

From tears to cheers, the healing has begun in Boston. A week of despicable acts that created incomparable sadness saw the city take a first step to recovery on Saturday at Fenway Park. A city that saw heroes come in many shapes and forms during the week turned to its beloved Red Sox and the team answered with a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The stars...

Video: Nava Homer Gives Red Sox Emotional Win

Clay Buchholz was strong for eight innings but it was Daniel Nava who played hero on Saturday afternoon. It was his three-run homer in the 8th inning that helped the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} For more slices of Red Sox goodness...

Daniel Nava Gets Start in Right Field in Game 1 of Day-Night Doubleheader

After honoring Boston’s real heroes before Saturday afternoon’s Royals-Red Sox game during the pregame ceremonies, Daniel Nava wound up being the hero of the game, hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to put Boston ahead. Nava will bat second and start in right field for the Red Sox in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader against Kansas City. Shane...

Video: Daniel Nava's 3-Run HR Gives Red Sox 4-3 Win

The Boston Bruins did their best to win on an emotional day on Saturday for all Boston sports teams. They fell short in their quest. Trailing 2-1 in the 8th, Daniel Nava made sure the Boston Red Sox wouldn't suffer the same fate with a three-run home run in an eventual 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. {mp4remote}

Video: Lester, Nava Lead Red Sox To Sweep of Tribe

Jon Lester was sharp for seven innings and Daniel Nava knocked in two runs to help the Boston Red Sox to a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 6-3 win on Thursday night. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston...

Jon Lester’s Return to Form, Daniel Nava’s Help Filling In for David Ortiz Among Biggest Red Sox Surprises So Far (Video)

The Red Sox weren’t expected by experts to be very good in 2013. That hasn’t stopped them in jumping out to a 10-4 start and grabbing first place in the American League East. With the team exceeding expectations 14 games into the young season, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers what they think is the most surprising thing about the Sox this year. Check out...

After Devastating Week in Boston, Win at Fenway Feels ‘Amazing’ (Video)

The Red Sox pulled out an emotional win on Saturday at Fenway Park. After a devastating week for the city of Boston, the home team was able to give the fans a memorable day. The win was punctuated by a clutch home run from Daniel Nava in the eight inning and a strong performance from Clay Buchholz. Hear what Buchholz had to say about the win in the video above.

Boston Red Sox Win in an Emotional Day at Fenway

It was a heck of a day to be in Boston, let alone a baseball fan in Boston Saturday. The manhunt was over, the suspects captured (one killed; the other wounded), and the road to recovery and normalcy had begun. The scene in Boston Saturday was an emotional one to say the least from the pregame ceremony to the singing of God Bless America, Big Papi telling it like it is (and gettting...

Yesterday in Boston was high drama

Yesterday’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park in the wake of tragedy provided some theater you can’t get with a Hollywood script. All day long the Red Sox were trying to come out of a hole against James Shields. Things looked in doubt for most of the afternoon. The whole way I had the feeling someone would end up a hero. Neil Diamond hit the field to do Sweet Caroline live – although...

Neil Diamond Singing Sweet Caroline At Fenway

You have to give credit where credit is due.  Boston Strong, Red Sox Nation may very well be the greatest baseball fans in Major Leagues.  If not the greatest, at least the most knowledgable and compassionate fans out there.  On Saturday afternoon there was a special tribute held for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.  In the aftermath of Monday’s deadly bombings at...

Red Sox win after emotional ceremony

After honoring the victims and the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox kept on with their best start in 11 years by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Saturday as David Ortiz played his first game since last summer and Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with ''Boston'' on the front instead...

Red Sox Pay Tribute to Boston Marathon With Moving Pregame Ceremony at Fenway Park (Photos)

Saturday, April 20 was an emotional day at Fenway Park, and it had little to do with a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Red Sox. Instead, the day was filled with moving tributes, as players, fans and others honored the victims, first responders and others involved in the attacks on the Boston Marathon. From David Ortiz‘s memorable pregame speech to Neil Diamond‘s live rendition of...

After emotional ceremony, Boston tops K.C. 4-3

BOSTON (AP) After honoring the victims and the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox kept on with their best start in 11 years by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Saturday as David Ortiz played his first game since last summer and Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with "Boston" on the front instead...
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