Yankees' Comeback Falls Short in Ninth as Red Sox Win ALDS

Yankees are in uncharted waters with a surprising edge

Modal Trigger Andrew Mc Cutchen and Aaron Judge celebrate as Brett Gardner looks on after the Yankees Game 2 win over the Red Sox in the ALDS. EPA

Be assured, there will be plot twists and tensions your baseball mind can not even imagine.

Those who pitched in relief for the Red Sox in the DS allowed seven runs in 17 innings (a 3.71 ERA) with 17 strikeouts and 11 walks. Sure was. Cathartic too. "You have a guy who won the World Series previous year, so he knows what it takes to win a World Series, but what he did in the postseason from pushing the right buttons, it seemed like every button he pushed was the right one".

NY and Boston split at Fenway Park and are tied 1-1 in the best-of-five AL Division Series going into Game 3 on Monday night.

Would they want to start their best pitcher in Chris Sale, in an effort to avoid elimination?

Despite the minor blip in the radar, Severino will look to build off his solid, yet shortened Wild Card start - when he tossed four innings of shutout ball while striking out seven and allowing two hits.

It can never be easy in NY, and it wasn't for the Red Sox in the ninth inning.

With two outs, Gleyber Torres grounded out weakly to third, the throw beating him by a half-step - an outcome that was confirmed on replay review, forcing the Red Sox to delay their wild, teeming celebration at the centre of the infield for a few heart-pounding seconds.

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A name no Red Sox fan likes to hear was on the field at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. "They won 108 games", Judge said. You can exhale now.

Catcher Gary Sanchez dropped a pitch on a stolen base that set up Boston's first run. It was an exceptional defensive play by a player who does not have an exceptional defensive reputation. That bridged the gap to Craig Kimbrel in the ninth.

The 38-year-old Sabathia, a Yankees warhorse since 2009, is headed to free agency and has said he would like to continue pitching next year.

After Porcello battled his way out of the fifth inning by retiring Aaron Hicks on a nine-pitch at-bat, Alex Cora opted to go to his much-maligned bullpen for the third time through the order. But Porcello got him to pop out, in what would be his final pitch of the night.

A couple of them got a little exhausted, however. "For us to be on the other side kind of getting excited about our games and getting some energy towards playing, it just helps us play better".

When Boone brought in Zach Britton to start the fourth, Christian Vazquez led off with an opposite-field drive over the short porch in right field for his first career postseason homer. Kinsler, who came maybe 15 feet away from a grand slam in the first inning, gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the third on a crushed double to left just over the glove of Gardner. Ortiz hit.545 in the ALDS sweep of the Angels, including a walk-off homer in Game 3. Dave Dombrowski. Midseason acquisitions Kinsler and Pearce made important contributions Tuesday.

Of all the outcomes Monday night's Game 3 could have been expected to produce, this was perhaps the least likely.

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