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Severino has also fared best with Gary Sanchez behind the plate.

"Just a monster night", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. We all know he's capable of that. "That's kind of what we've been waiting for to some degree, where he can take over a game on offense".

David Price walks back to the dugout after being pulled in the second inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Yankees.

With Luis Severino scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the ALDS, there's nothing like a bit of gossip surrounding the Yankees ace to get the juices flowing.

That's when Sanchez aimed one in the same direction, sending it out of the park and onto Lansdowne Street.

If you include Saturday's fiasco, Price's numbers against the Yankees this season look like this: 0-4 in five starts with a 10.90 ERA and 11 home runs surrendered.

"I just talked to him and told him just be accountable". "But a homer is a homer".

"We have to keep it in the park", the first-year Red Sox manager said of a Yankees offence that set a major league record with 267 regular-season homers in 2018, a mark that had stood since the 1997 Seattle Mariners hit 264. With the bases loaded, he lined a single down the right field line to clear the bases, extending the 4-0 advantage to 7-0. Soon after, Brock Holt hit a two-RBI triple, and it was a stunning 10-0 Red Sox lead.


The guy slated to have the ball, the 2016 Cy Young victor Porcello, said that going right after the Yankees is essential. The Yankees have certainly victimized other pitchers this season, but an inordinate number of home runs, nine in the regular season and two more Saturday night, have come against Price, in just 17 ⅓ innings combined. It was a dismal performance on his part, and one that served only to put his team into a 2-1 series hole with a best-case scenario of a do-or-die Game 5 against Chris Sale in Boston on Thursday.

"I just want to win".

Price said he would do whatever Cora asked. "My main goal is to win in the playoffs, to win a World Series".

If the Red Sox lose the third game, then they will be staring elimination in the face for the next one and they would have to make a tough decision.

The right-hander took the mound and then ... walked Betts on four pitches. Red Sox fans' worst fears were realized in the form of a 1.2 inning start.

But it will be a long few days - at least - until he pitches again, and a long winter should that second chance to redeem his 2018 never come.

And now despite a stellar career in the regular season, you have to wonder if the left-hander will ever win a playoff game before retirement beckons. I know my struggle, and I know what it was that wasn't working that time. He just kept stepping out. "This is what we play for, coming out of Spring Training and preparing for this moment, and I'm ready to go. That's all it was". Eleven days later, NY won its 22nd World Series title.

During the seventh inning of Boston's loss to the New York Yankees, pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez lightly jogged to first base on a grounder hit by Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge.


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