The Sox scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth Thursday to top the Seattle Mariners, 8-7, and record their Major League-best 11th walk-off win of the season.
It was just one game over the course of 162 of the regular season, but Farrell said games like the one Thursday can have a larger effect than most on the season as a whole.
"To what extent, I don't know, but there is an effect," he said. "I think it's a cumulative one. You know, given the number of late-innings wins that we've had here, our dugout was very loose last night. And there wasn't added pressure. It was a matter of one game at a time putting up the best at-bat he could. Certainly some momentum started inside the inning, but I think people always want to say, 'Well, what could this mean going forward?' I just think it's a continued growth and confidence that we have as a team."
Nine of the 10 batters the Red Sox sent to the plate during the ninth inning reached base Thursday and only one hit -- a double -- was for extra bases. Daniel Nava finished off the comeback with a deep single to center field.
"Yesterday just showed that we never give up," said Mike Napoli. "We grind out a whole nine-inning game."
Michael Periatt is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.