The Yankees on Saturday night defeated the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS at Fenway Park by a score of 6-2. In doing so, they evened the The Yankees–Red Sox rivalry is a Major League Baseball (MLB) rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. … The first-place tie came after the Red Sox had a 14-game lead over the Yankees more than halfway through the season.Get a summary of the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game.
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After the two teams split the first two games of the ALDS in Boston, the Red Sox and Yankees will now play Game 3 in New York.
In this one, Nathan Eovaldi will go for Boston opposite Luis Severino for the Yankees. The Red Sox acquired Eovaldi from the Rays via trade in late July. On Boston’s watch, Eovaldi pitched to a 3.33 ERA/132 ERA+ and a 4.00 K/BB ratio in 11 starts and one relief appearance. Overall this season, Eovaldi owns an ERA+ of 112 and a 5.05 K/BB ratio in 111 innings. Rick Porcello had been slated to start Game 3, but manager Alex Cora opted to give him an extra day of rest since he made a relief appearance in Game 1 of this series.
As for Severino, the 24-year-old right-hander worked 191 1/3 innings this season and registered an ERA of 3.39 (129 ERA+) and a 4.78 K/BB ratio. Among starting pitchers, Eovaldi and Severino are two of the hardest throwers in the game today.
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Happy Columbus Day! Or if you prefer the politically correct Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! How ironic that on this “transitioning” holiday we may be seeing the last of Chief Wahoo. The happy, smiling, red-faced native has served as the logo of the Cleveland Indians since 1948 but may never be seen again if the tribe are eliminated by the Astros this afternoon. … Counted on Covfefe to pay for my Italian dinner but he finished a confused fourth at Belmont on Sunday.
Game 3 tonight at Yankee Stadium. Nathan Eovaldi, scheduled to pitch Game 4, was bumped up. He has not allowed a run to the rival Yankees in 16 innings since arriving from Tampa Bay. Bombers go with their ace Luis Severino. The AL wild-card game winner has a very ordinary 3.56 ERA against the Red Sox this year but threw seven innings of one-run ball when he faced them in September. Tough call but we are throwing 20 units on the Yanks.
The Yankees catcher, who tested his manager’s confidence with a sub-.200 batting average and poor defence for most of the season, hit two homers, the second a 479-foot shot clear out of the ballpark that sent New York to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and tied their AL Division Series at one game apiece.
“Just a monster night,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “You know he’s capable of that. We all know he’s capable of that. That’s kind of what we’ve been waiting for to some degree, where he can take over a game on offence.”
One night after Chris Sale earned his first career playoff victory, Price fell to 0-9 in 10 post-season starts and was booed off the field after five outs by a Fenway crowd hoping to see the Red Sox protect the home-field advantage they earned with an AL East title and franchise-record 108 regular-season wins.
Instead, Masahiro Tanaka helped the wild-card Yankees claim the first victory by a road team in a Division Series game this year and gave them a chance to advance to the AL Championship Series with a pair of wins at home, where they are 7-0 over the past two postseasons.
Games 3 and 4 are at Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday nights, with Game 5 back in Boston on Thursday, if necessary.
“We can’t wait,” Judge said. “We know our fans are waiting for us to come back home, especially with the series tied 1-1.”
Judge homered for the third straight playoff game, a 445-foot shot that landed in the back row of seats above the Green Monster , high above the 379-foot marker and about 10 feet to the left of the pole flying an American flag blowing straight out.
It was the longest home run of the post-season — for about five innings.
That’s when Sanchez aimed one in the same direction, sending it out of the park and onto Lansdowne Street. A few feet away, a plaque commemorates the six home runs in the 106-year history of Fenway Park that have cleared the back wall to the other side of the flagpole.
“Everybody knows that Judge has way more power than me,” said Sanchez, who joined Yogi Berra as the only catchers in Yankees history with multihomer post-season games. “But a homer is a homer. And if we have the opportunity to score runs like that, you know, even if it’s 300 feet, I’ll take it.”
Sanchez also had a solo shot in the second inning to give New York a 2-0 lead. Price then walked back-to-back batters with two outs and gave up Andrew McCutchen’s RBI single on what could be his last pitch in a Red Sox uniform.
The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner — and two-time runner-up for the award — Price signed a seven-year, $217 million deal to come to Boston as a free agent before the 2016 season and has pitched like an ace at times in the regular season. But his post-season struggles have caused Red Sox fans to sour on him, and vice versa; he can opt out of his contract after the season, and if he can find something close to the four years and $124 million he is owed, he might just take it.
In all, Price was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings — the shortest playoff start of his career, and tied with Roger Clemens for the shortest in Red Sox post-season history. It was the first time in 299 regular-season and post-season starts that Price failed to strike out a batter.
“I just want to win. That’s it,” Price said. “My main goal is to win in the playoffs, to win a World Series. … And whatever I need to do to help us do that, I’m fine with. But I know I’m more than capable of winning games as a starter in October. That’s what I look forward to doing.”
Tanaka allowed just three hits, including Xander Bogaerts’ solo homer, before leaving after five innings with a 3-1 lead. He struck out four and walked one.
Red Sox reliever Ryan Brasier had words with Sanchez in the fifth, when the Yankees catcher stepped out of the box to think about the 1-2 count against him. Brasier motioned impatiently for Sanchez to get back in the box , and told him so in some impolite terms.
Sanchez struck out on the next pitch, a 97 mph fastball. But when he came up again in the seventh, he broke the game open. Sanchez had three multihomer games in the regular season, none after May 19.
“Not much to talk about,” Brasier said plainly. “He stepped out three pitches in a row after an 0-2 count, and I felt like it was time to throw the pitch. He just kept stepping out. I was ready to go. That’s all it was.”
The teams have Sunday off before resuming the series in New York on Monday night. Luis Severino is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees against Rick Porcello or Nathan Eovaldi.