After beating the Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday night in NY, the Red Sox eliminated their rivals and moved on to the next round of the postseason. Now we just moan indignantly about Hernandez and ponder what he might do in Game 4-when he will be the umpire behind home plate. Gleyber Torres hit a slow roller that third baseman Eduardo Nunez charged and threw in a hurry. All the calls were set right under review. And if the Red Sox knew that a slider wasn't coming anymore, they were able to zero in on Severino's other pitches. After an 0-for-4 performance with two Ks in Game 6, Boone spent most of Game 7 watching from the bench.
With the season on the line tonight, Boone cannot let Sabathia go through the lineup a third time unless the Yankees have a huge lead.
The Red Sox now have some starting pitchers who can handle the pressure and use hostile atmospheres to fuel their adrenaline. and some who can't. David Price suffered the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings.
Why he's here: Ortiz never gets the chance to play superstar without the guy who had exactly zero at-bats for the Red Sox in the series. That could be the Game 1 matchup if the Red Sox are willing to start Sale on three days' rest following his relief outing on Tuesday. Ortiz hit.545 in the ALDS sweep of the Angels, including a walk-off homer in Game 3. "I know with the (Yankees-Red Sox) rivalry and everything, we've played some games there and it's been loud, but nothing like the way it's going to be on Monday".
The Red Sox move on to their first ALCS since 2013 after marching into Yankee Stadium and sweeping both games. He said, "I found [Benintendi stealing second base] unusual, but you know, you can still keep pushing the envelope".
The Yankees may already seem to have the momentum in their favor after winning Game 2 in Boston, and you don't have to say it to be known: if they stay undefeated at home throughout the remainder of this series, the last win will send them to a second straight American League Championship Series. He entered the game as a pinch-runner for Ruben Sierra in the eighth inning, but was stranded when Alfonso Soriano hit into a force out with the bases loaded and two outs in a tie game.
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Yankees are a -178 favorite to win on the moneyline.
"It was an embarrassing day today", New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. The former delivered the hit that broke Game 3 open in the fourth inning, when he blasted a bases-clearing double to make it 7-0 Red Sox. If he pitches poorly, it'll be because he doesn't execute, not because he gets spooked.
Red Sox: 1B Mitch Moreland sat out after leaving Game 2 when he hurt his right hamstring running the bases.
Holt raked his triple in the next exchange, scoring Xander Bogaerts and Pearce.
"There were several very close calls at first base tonight, and we are glad that instant replay allowed the umpiring crew to achieve the proper result on all of them".
TBS broadcaster - and ex-Mets pitcher - Ron Darling called out Benintendi for a couple of decorum violations.