Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness. NY set a major league record this year for most home runs in a season, but didn't go deep in the two games at Yankee Stadium. He started two games (one win, one no-decision) against the Astros during the regular season, pitching 12⅓ innings, striking out 17, and allowing five runs.
The Red Sox are back in the ALCS for the first time since 2013, when they won the World Series in six games over the Cardinals. A year after losing to the Astros in the ALDS, Boston will open the best-of-seven matchup against them Saturday night at Fenway Park. It was the second shortest home run in Yankee Stadium the season at 338 feet, according to The Athletic.
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Porcello needed only 25 pitches to get through New York's lineup the first time and entered the fifth inning with only 40 pitches. Also, Price did have one of his best starts of the season against Houston back on September 7, tossing 6.1 innings of two-run ball, including 10 strikeouts and just two walks. Sale needed all of 13 pitches to get three outs with the biggest scare coming on a long fly ball by Gleyber Torres to the warning track to start the inning.
A night after three of his calls at first base were reversed on video reviews, Angel Hernandez called balls and strikes. And I have a ton of respect for Aaron Judge, I think he will have rings. The attractive thing about sports is that whether you lose 16-1 or 1-0, it counts the same and there's no better pitcher for this spot than CC Sabathia. He was bad at first base [in Monday's game].