Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that ace Chris Sale will start Game 1 and David Price will start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, which starts Saturday. It is not warm.

"I thought our approach past year in the playoffs was lacking a little bit", Henry said.

Amid all the regular drama that comes when the Yankees and the Red Sox meet up, a major source of attention came in the form of one of the series' umpires, Angel Hernandez. Whether the rushed work in the bullpen affected Severino or not, he failed to deliver when the Yankees had a chance to force the Red Sox against the wall. The Red Sox and Patriots will go head to head for ratings Sunday night when the Sox host Game 2 of the ALCS against the Astros on TBS just after 7 p.m. before the Patriots host the Chiefs on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" at 8:20. He tossed a 1-2-3 inning, then gave way to Ryan Brasier for the seventh. Walking beside Kimbrel was a police officer, who seemed to notice the can as it flew toward the ground. "But I got under it", Sanchez said through a translator.

Nathan Eovaldi and 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello are expected to start Games 3 and 4, after picking up wins in the same roles against the Yankees. But Hernández isn't the reason the Yankees lost Tuesday night.

In Game 2 of the ALDS, Price lasted only 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks, bringing his career postseason ERA to 5.28.

"I think we're right there knocking on the door", Boone said, "very close to being a championship club right now. I want to win it all", Stanton said.

-Stanton on his first taste of the postseason: "I don't want to just experience the postseason, I want to win it all, so I'm just as disappointed as the guys that went further a year ago and came up short".

Umpire Angel Hernandez was a major storyline for all the wrong reasons in Game 3, as three of his calls at first base were overturned by replay reviews. He was bad at first base [Monday].

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Vanessa Coleman