Judge blares ‘New York, New York,’ as Red Sox head to Bronx

Judge blares ‘New York, New York,’ as Red Sox head to Bronx

Judge blares ‘New York, New York,’ as Red Sox head to Bronx

Now down 2-1 and in danger of being eliminated in the best-of-five matchup, they'll turn to CC Sabathia on Tuesday night in hopes of saving their season.

There is plenty of concern for the visiting Red Sox, whose 108-win season could be in real trouble should they drop Game 3 against the Yankees.

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel tossed a football with pitching coach Dana LeVangie before throwing a baseball in the outfield.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone only has two games of Stadium postseason experience to draw on himself - this year's Wild Card Game as the manager, and last year's as a broadcaster - but he knows those two games against the Twins and Athletics will be nothing compared to the next two nights.

This was the first playoff meeting between the clubs since then, and the Red Sox once again made themselves right at home in the Bronx.

The Yankees didn't go quietly into the night, though.

"We played a really hard season, we managed to win 100 games and then we get to this point and we just can't finish off a series against the Red Sox".

Well, the Red Sox remembered that move and had some fun with it... while also enjoying some champagne. While New York lost to the Boston Red Sox, 16-1, Hernandez was reversed on three of four replays at first base. But it was stressful, and it was further confirmation that the Red Sox, who have won 7 of their last 8 playoff games against the Yankees, are no longer jinxed, doomed, or an inferior operation.

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Interestingly enough, a former Pittsburgh Pirate hit for the first cycle in postseason history.

"With Christian, we feel like offensively he can do a few things in the bottom of the lineup that can help us win a ballgame", Cora said.

"We're ready for another shot", Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello said.

By the ninth, backup catcher Austin Romine was on the mound for NY and he gave up a two-run homer to Holt that completed his cycle.

NY is 19-9 in the postseason at new Yankee Stadium, where boisterous Bronx crowds try to intimidate.

His instincts, based on sound logic and Eovaldi's track record against the Yankees, paid off as Eovaldi completely suppressed the Yankees in Game 3.

Hicks lobbied to start, but Boone said he felt there was some benefit in waiting at least another day because hamstrings can be fickle and Gardner provides a quality alternative. And yeah, maybe the Yankees all but quit after the fourth inning.

If the Red Sox are up early, do you only let Sale go three to four innings in an effort to save him for Game 5 in case you need him in a relief situation? By the time the inning was over, the Red Sox had a 3-0 lead they never relinquished.

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