It is the only way for the Yankees to think now, if they want to buy a couple of extra days of baseball season, force an all-in Game 5 on Thursday back in Boston - and, most important, if they want to avoid the terrible site of seeing the Sox pop corks in their own house again. Andrew Benintendi broke the game open with a bases-loaded double right after Betts's walk, and Bogaerts picked up two hits. October has a way of cementing legacies.
"The Yankees" bullpen is one of the best in baseball.
Exactly 40 years ago, Munson, another revered Yankees catcher, homered in the eighth to help NY win Game 3 of the ALCS. Berra had two in Game 7 of the 1956 World Series.
The contest was still tied, 5-5, when Boone stepped to the plate to lead off the 11th inning. The Yankees left five runners on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Boston eventually won 16-1 in a complete laugher.
"The pitch to Sanchez was down and away, but he was leaning out there, get the head out and hit it out of the ballpark", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. He popped 31 homers for Boston in 2003 and followed that up with a 41-homer, 139-RBI, 145-OPS+ season in 2004 (he finished fourth in the AL MVP voting, which was announced after the postseason). Gleyber Torres finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.
Ortiz went 6-for-12 in the first three games of the ALCS, but his Red Sox lost all three games.
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. The game went to extra innings, again, and again Ortiz delivered.
Single to start the ridiculous seven-run fourth. Severino allowed the first six runs the Red Sox scored on a disastrous night for the Yankees' arms.
"The problem occurred in the third inning, not in the first inning".
"Trying to keep the ball in the ballpark, try and get quick outs and try not to let the crowd get too insane and get behind them and get them going", Eovaldi said of his Stadium strategy earlier this year. Bill Mueller smacked a 1-1 pitch back up the middle, chasing home Roberts with the tying run. Sanchez's second homer, a three-run shot in the seventh that made it 6-1, was projected at 479 feet.
Red Sox starter David Price extended a long history of postseason struggles in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday, when he couldn't escape the second inning in the Yankees' series-evening 6-2 win. Go with the hosts on the run line as this could be another rout.