Luis Severino of New York Yankees -- Warm-up routine not rushed

David Price Booed Mercilously by Boston Fans After Another Playoff Failure

David Price Booed Mercilously by Boston Fans After Another Playoff Failure

The Yankees hitters will need to be better against Rick Porcello in Game 4 than they were against Nathan Eovaldi in Game 3. The Red Sox won the opener and the Yankees took Game 2, sending the best-of-five series to Yankee Stadium knotted up 1-1. It was the first time in 299 regular season and postseason starts that Price failed to strike out a batter.

What the Red Sox do for Game 4 is 100% reliant on what happens on Monday.

"This was only one day", Aaron Judge said. He popped 31 homers for Boston in 2003 and followed that up with a 41-homer, 139-RBI, 145-OPS+ season in 2004 (he finished fourth in the AL MVP voting, which was announced after the postseason). NY is 8-3 in its last 11 home games versus the Red Sox.

Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. But when he came up again in the seventh, he broke the game open. He wasn't done, though. Eovaldi has allowed at least seven hits in four of his 11 starts with Boston, and he's failed to record an out in the sixth inning seven times.

Things looked good for Boston early in Game 1, when the lineup put up five runs in the first three innings. He handed the ball to Manager Alex Cora, skulked off to a chorus of boos, stepped carefully across the white chalk lines to avoid bad luck - too late for that, perhaps - and made a beeline straight to the sanctuary of the Red Sox's clubhouse.

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton hit with his own home run ball
Historical footnotes and snapshot performances are all that can be taken from Sunday's season finale against the Yankees. Nevertheless, Haap improved his record to 7-0 since the 35-year-old southpaw was acquired from Toronto on July 26.

"The problem occurred in the third inning, not in the first inning". Boston trailed by a run, 4-3, and was on the verge of being swept.

For all the focus on big boppers, J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi for Boston, and Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez for NY, relievers have reigned in an error when starting pitchers often are shown the exit before they have a chance to stumble too much.

With his two-home run night, Sanchez joined Yogi Berra as the only other Yankees catcher to hit multiple homers in a playoff game. The veteran righty admirably and ably ate innings in Game 1, but he's no one's idea of a high-leverage reliever. Roberts went first-to-third on a single by Trot Nixon and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jason Varitek.

Why he's here: The man known as El Duque was already a postseason star for the Yankees by the time the 1999 ALCS rolled around. The 24-year-old was effectively wild, giving up two hits, four walks and striking out seven in four scoreless innings. Andrew Benintendi lifted Boston with a three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning for Boston. NY won in the 10th, on a solo home run by Bernie Williams off Boston closer Rod Beck.

Thanks to a pair of towering Sanchez homers - one that landed in the seats atop Fenway Park's Green Monster and another that cleared it, tracked at an estimated 479 feet - the Yankees beat their rival Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Saturday night, evening the American League Division Series at 1-1.

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