Boston brings 2-1 ALDS lead into Game 4

Arnold Nichols
October 14, 2018

Now, that's exactly where they're staying. His team lost the other six games. "We hate losing to them and we love beating them".

NY had not put a leadoff runner on until Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, walked Aaron Judge on four pitches leading off the ninth.

Following Benintendi's hit, the Red Sox extended the lead on a single to left by Steve Pearce off Chad Green. It's also a rematch of last year's ALDS matchup, which the Astros won in four games. "It's tough", reliever David Robertson said.

"I'm not going out there trying to do that", Kimbrel said.

"This fan base I feel like absolutely connected with kind of this new generation of Yankee player, this young corps that has developed", Boone said.

All Holt did the night before was complete the first postseason cycle in Major League Baseball history, yet Cora went back to Ian Kinsler, who of course drove in the second run of the game.

NY is 19-9 in the postseason at new Yankee Stadium, where boisterous Bronx crowds try to intimidate.

There is plenty of concern for the visiting Red Sox, whose 108-win season could be in real trouble should they drop Game 3 against the Yankees.

"I didn't expect to come here and lose two in a row".

"With Christian, we feel like offensively he can do a few things in the bottom of the lineup that can help us win a ballgame", Cora said.

Shortly before the game began, TBS aired footage of Severino going down to the Yankees bullpen 10 minutes before the game, throwing his first pitch off the mound at 7:32, or eight minutes before he was due on the real mound for. Masahiro Tanaka was the only one to get an out in the fourth.


In overseeing the Red Sox' first successful attempt to win a postseason series since 2013, the rookie manager made the biggest, boldest and best moves.

Boston also clinched its third consecutive division crown on enemy ground September 20. "You have got to throw the ball over the white part of the plate and then you get the strikes called".

Many had that same question after Monday's game, which NY lost 16-1.

On deck, a long winter of wondering how they've fallen behind in a rivalry they dominated for almost a century.

His instincts, based on sound logic and Eovaldi's track record against the Yankees, paid off as Eovaldi completely suppressed the Yankees in Game 3.

If the Red Sox win the ALDS, then Houston will travel to Boston for Game 1. In his first two playoffs with the Red Sox, Porcello has a 7.68 ERA. On Monday night, he'll be facing a Yankees offense that sees two of its biggest names, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, hot at the same time.

Facing elimination tonight - along with the threat of seeing the Red Sox pop bottles in their stadium for the second time in less than three weeks - the Yanks are sending CC Sabathia to the mound in an attempt to force a fifth game.

However, both Boone and Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said the situation was being overblown. The big lefty was ejected from his last regular-season outing for hitting Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre with a pitch during a testy game between division rivals on September 27.

New York's bullpen has allowed one run in 10 innings, led by Dellin Betances, Zach Britton and Aroldis Chapman.

"It's a good song". He held the Yankees to one run on four hits.

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