Forty years to the day after New York Yankees catching legend Thurman Munson launched a pivotal, go-ahead home run in Game 3 of the 1978 ALCS, the Bronx Bombers' current catcher, Gary Sanchez, had a similarly special postseason day at the plate. The Yankees' were 53-28 there during the regular season, the second-best home record behind Boston's 57-24. While the "pen had to handle seven innings in Game 1, the only reliever who pitched in both Game 1 and Game 2 was Zach Britton, and there was an off-day on Sunday". Judge's homer was hit 2 feet farther than the one Giancarlo Stanton had in Wednesday's wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Should the Red Sox win Game 3, they have a former Cy Young Award victor pitching basically in his hometown (Porcello went to Seton Hall Prep) to try to advance Boston to the ALCS; if they lose, though, then they have the same former Cy Young Award victor pitching to keep them alive instead of a wild card in Eovaldi.
On the same token, Porcello is "higher up the depth chart", or so it seems, in the Red Sox rotation, so moving him is a bit of a hedge.
"CC is our guy", Judge said. 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.
A year earlier, Boone's 11th-inning homer off Tim Wakefield won Game 7 and the AL pennant.
The over is 8-1 in the last nine Yankees games overall.
Severino said he likes to begin his warmup routine about 20 minutes before first pitch, playing catch in the outfield. Lynn would be lifted with runners on the corners and one out, but Chad Green served up a two-out RBI single to Steve Pearce before Brock Holt delivered a two-run triple to give the Red Sox a 10-0 lead.
Eovaldi's mark at Yankee Stadium is 3.38 in two starts, slightly better than his 3.70 career ERA in the Bronx, but again, that's inflated by the one start he made here with the Rays - or, if you look at the other side of the coin, not representative of the six shutout innings he pitched here on September 16. Eovaldi, who started a combined 48 games for the Yankees in 2015 and 2016, has dominated his old teammates to the tune of no earned runs allowed in 16 innings with the Red Sox.
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Eovaldi opened the season with Tampa Bay coming off the second Tommy John surgery of his career. NY is 8-3 in its last 11 home games versus the Red Sox.
"It's do or die now", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
Yankees players were ready for familiar sounds when the series resume. "When you throw 100 (mph) and you place it in the right spot - even if they take a good swing - you can get mis-hits". "So the fans are going to be excited", Betances said.
They weren't the only offense of the game. He entered the game as a pinch-runner for Millar (again) after Millar walked (again) with no outs in a one-run game. With such a lopsided result in a game that was 10-0 through the top of the fourth inning, obviously that makes for some oddities along the way.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel tossed a football with pitching coach Dana LeVangie before throwing a baseball in the outfield.
Don't expect to see a Red Sox decision for Game 4 until Tuesday, right before game time.