Sox beat Yankees 4-3, advance to ALCS

  • Sox beat Yankees 4-3, advance to ALCS

Sox beat Yankees 4-3, advance to ALCS

The Red Sox were about to dance across the infield and spray champagne in the visitors' clubhouse for the second time in three weeks, and it wasn't going to make a lick of difference when Aaron Boone lifted his starting pitcher or how the Yankees chose to deploy their bullpen or how many home runs they had hit in the regular season. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.

On another October night in the Bronx, in another postseason game against the hated Red Sox, in another moment that demanded decisive action, Boone, now the Yankees' rookie manager, did the managerial opposite of hitting a walk-off homer: He pulled a sit-down blunder, and it sent the Yankees to an ugly 16-1 loss in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium - a dispiriting and historic beatdown that placed the Yankees' 100-win season on the brink.

That song was "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra.

TBS reported Severino began warming up only 10 minutes before the game, and he certainly looked out of sorts from the start in misty weather.

Angel Hernandez is a horrific umpire and it's insane Major League Baseball keeps running him out for playoff games.

"They got momentum on their side and never really slowed down", Robertson said. Eovaldi allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, throwing 72 of 97 pitches for strikes.

"This is definitely a different crowd (than 2009-12's postseason runs)", said CC Sabathia.

For the backstory, Judge blasted the song after the Yankees defeated the Red Sox in Game 2 at Fenway Park as he made his way to the team bus.

The expected weakness of the Sox, who are four wins from the World Series, indeed looked vulnerable. The Yankees were a flawless 7-0 at Yankee Stadium in the postseason since the 2017 wild-card game, winning those games by an aggregate margin of 42-14. "We felt the matchup was good for him".

We posted the first missed call above.

Boone acknowledged some regret in allowing ace Luis Severino to start the fourth inning down 3-0.

Betts ran over to the right field line on a fly ball by Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night. 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. "I scooted up in the box a little bit, and I was going to be swinging at anything and try to hook anything". It was loud the whole time, and I think even opposing players can feel it.

Update (9:21 PM ET): It's now 4-0 as Christian Vásquez was able to sneak a solo home run over the fence in right field off of Zach Britton in the top of the fourth inning. The only time they scored more runs in the postseason was a 23-7 win over Cleveland in 1999.