The umpire signaled: "Out!"
The Red Sox hold homefield advantage over the Astros.
It's not surprising this hasn't happened before; 100-win teams often get the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, meaning they get to face a wild-card team that usually has a far worse record.
While the can's origin is unknown, you have to figure it wasn't just dropped.
CC Sabathia had harsh words for umpire Angel Hernandez following Tuesday night's series-clinching 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, saying Hernandez isn't worthy of handling postseason games.
The victor of the best-of-seven showdown will advance to the World Series. It is not warm.
J.D. Martinez and the 108-win Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since Boston won the title in 2013. 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. In Boston, the Game 4 telecast did a 23.9 rating, the highest-rated LDS game on any network in the market since 2008. He tossed a 1-2-3 inning, then gave way to Ryan Brasier for the seventh. Sale would have been the likely Game 5 starter on Thursday if necessary, but the Red Sox ultimately chose to go for broke with a three-run lead and six outs remaining.More news: Drew Brees Sets NFL's All-Time Passing Record as Saints March Over 'Skins
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NY had not put a leadoff runner on until Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, walked Aaron Judge on four pitches leading off the ninth. Luke Voit walked on four pitches, and Kimbrel hit Neil Walker on a leg with his next pitch, forcing in a run.
"I hit it well".
"I hoped I was safe, but it is what it is", Torres said. Ace Chris Sale - Game 5's scheduled starter pitching to make sure there would be no Game 5 - locked down the eighth. Here's a few of Sabathia's soundbites, per Matt Ehalt of The Record.
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.
Severino's counterpart, Nathan Eovaldi, shut down the Yankees, allowing just one run and five hits in seven innings as the Red Sox took a 2-1 series lead. The case was moved last week from southern OH, where Hernandez's lawyer initially filed it, to NY after U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett ruled in favor of the league. I'm not going to stand here and say I don't want to play any more baseball; my body feels great, and I feel healthy.
Dent's home run over Fenway Park's Green Monster in the 1978 AL East tiebreaker propelled the Yankees to their second straight World Series title, but Boston eliminated its rival in the Bronx in the teams' second straight postseason meeting.
Usually when "New York, New York" plays at Yankee Stadium, it means the Yankees won. The 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor entered with a 0-3 in 12 previous postseason appearances, which included four starts. And CC Sabathia, perhaps in his last start with the Yanks, didn't fare well. Aaron Hicks missed a two-run homer by about 4 feet on a foul drive down the right-field line.