Red Sox play 'New York New York' in clubhouse

Red Sox play 'New York New York' in clubhouse

The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits and scored their most runs in a road playoff game. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.

On Wednesday night, after hanging on to beat NY 4-3 following a replay review of the final out, the Red Sox headed for the away clubhouse and did as every baseball team does in the postseason: they popped large bottles of champagne.

The New York Yankees were 6-0 at home in the postseason a year ago, and enter Monday's ALDS Game 3 with the AL Wild Card Game win in their pinstriped back pocket.

Shortly before the game began, TBS aired footage of Severino going down to the Yankees bullpen 10 minutes before the game, throwing his first pitch off the mound at 7:32, or eight minutes before he was due on the real mound for.

As any New York Mets fan (including this author) can attest, Angel Hernandez has been the worst umpire in baseball since just about forever. They were here to win three games and move on.

None of it was going to matter because the Yankees' history-making lineup, in the second week of October, had suddenly stopped hitting, and it was because of that the Yankees lost their American League division series to their archrivals. "I expected to come back here and win two in a row", Gardner said.

While it's true that Severino was far-less effective post-All-Star break - and he and Martinez do have a relationship, as the two worked out together during the winter of 2016 in their native Dominican Republic, the 24-year-old Severino made it clear he never said anything about an injury to the former Red Sox star.

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So while the Red Sox roll on seeking their fourth World Series title in 15 years, the Yankees own but one pennant and championship during that span (2009). "We felt the matchup was good for him". NY hadn't gone consecutive games at Yankee Stadium without a home run since April.

That was the last time they did.

Sabathia, 38, threw 153 innings with a 3.65 ERA this season.

"The first game didn't go our way, but we kept battling, and (Saturday), we started good and then we played good the whole game", Didi Gregorius said. Severino was removed with the bases loaded and nobody out, but relievers Lance Lynn and Chad Green quickly let the game get out of hand. By the time the inning was over, the Red Sox had a 3-0 lead they never relinquished. "I think our bullpen did a fine job during the postseason".

"I think it's going to be wonderful".

Zach Britton gave up an opposite-field homer to No. 9 batter Christian Vazquez in the fourth, and NY never fully recovered.

"They've got a great team over there". Perhaps most surprisingly, he gave Vazquez a second straight start behind the plate instead of Sandy Leon, even thoughVazquez hadn't caught Porcello all season.

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