Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Brief but intense Yankees-Red Sox postseason rivalry has produced many heroes

Brief but intense Yankees-Red Sox postseason rivalry has produced many heroes

Boston was up a footbally 10-0 after the top of the fourth inning, which was not a result anyone expected, but one that does have some precedence.

Nobody was on top of their game for the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS, including starting pitcher Luis Severino, who allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings of work.

As the champagne flowed in the visitor's clubhouse after a 4-3 win, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" played in the background.

Alex Cora has opted for a right-handed heavy lineup against Yankees lefty C.C. Sabathia as the Sox look to close out NY in Game 4 of the ALDS.

The ball caromed off the corner of the wall before right fielder Aaron Judge could field it as Christian Vazquez, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts scored.

Though he got out of that second inning after only surrendering one run, Severino's struggles started on his second trip through the Red Sox lineup.

Yankees and Red Sox fans are, of course, nothing if not patient and understanding... He only needed 13 pitches and he'll be more than fine to start Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday. "In the regular season, never". Not quite a lefthanded Bartolo Colón but not quite not a lefthanded Bartolo Colón, either.

"They had everything time-stamped", Darling said. They take a lot of pitches.

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The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits and scored their most runs in a road playoff game. And he very well might do okay. Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier followed with a ideal inning each to protect a 4-1 lead, and Red Sox ace Chris Sale followed with a 1-2-3 eighth in a rare relief appearance. Like I always say, I care about my arm and being healthy. I mean, Boone should've had a short leash last night, but Sabathia's leash has been short all season, and this is an elimination game.

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. The good news is tonight's game will start 0-0.

Sanchez came through with a one-out double and then Torres hit a soft tapper down the third base line for an infield hit. He being the one Boston batter who really got to Yankees closer Austin Romine.

A night after Boston romped to a record-setting 16-1 rout in a game that included three replay reversals, Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Nunez drove in runs in the third inning off a wobbly CC Sabathia. All the calls were set right under review.

On Tuesday, Hernandez will shift behind the plate.

Yes, Game 4 of the last division series left standing, in the Bronx on an October night, where so much has happened, and so much might happen.

The Red Sox hold homefield advantage over the Astros, but Houston holds homefield advantage over the Yankees. "And when he came back, next to Voit, he made a little comment to him and smiled a little bit, nearly like, you know, 'I got one right, '" Flaherty said.

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