Boston was back on the sport's version of Broadway, reaching its ninth A.L. Championship series in 32 years and fifth in its last 15 by vanquishing rival NY in four ALDS games. It is not warm.
"I think one of their goals was to keep us in the ballpark, and then coming here, where we're so good at that, they were able to do that", Boone said. That's in part because, for the second straight night, a Red Sox starter flummoxed the Yankees. Just ask Boston's Rick Porcello, per New York Times writer James Wagner.
Kimbrel got into immediate trouble, issuing a four-pitch leadoff walk to Aaron Judge followed by a Didi Gregorius single.
Up next for the Red Sox is the ALCS, where they'll face the defending-champion Astros starting Saturday night in Boston. Barnes and Ryan Brasier followed with a flawless inning each to protect a 4-1 lead. It was a defeat that made Boston's Game 1 victory look even less resounding, as the club barely held off a sustained rally from NY courtesy of its shaky bullpen. Unlike Boston's Eovaldi, Severino could not get ahead of batters, and the Red Sox made him and the Yankees pay. "But I got under it", Sanchez said through a translator.
Severino's counterpart, Nathan Eovaldi, shut down the Yankees, allowing just one run and five hits in seven innings as the Red Sox took a 2-1 series lead. NY is not. "I want to win it all", Stanton said. The first-year manager said Price, the loser in the Red Sox only defeat in the ALDS, is still in line to start Game 2. Instead, according to Newsday's Tim Healey, he blames umpire Ángel Hernández. He had four of his calls reviewed at first base. Perhaps the only person who had a worse Game 3 than Boone or Severino was umpire Angel Hernandez.
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