Red Sox Name Starters for Games 1 and 2 of ALCS

Annette Crawford
October 11, 2018

In 1⅔ innings, Price threw 42 pitches (24 strikes), struck out no batters, and gave up three earned runs. Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch.

The Red Sox carried a 4-1 lead into the ninth thanks to J.D. Martinez's sacrifice fly, run-scoring hits by Ian Kinsler and Nunez and a solo home run by Christian Vazquez.

After managing to outlast the Yankees during a 4-3 nailbiter in the Bronx, the Red Sox didn't play "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys in the clubhouse, even though that's what they were going to do following their celebration.

A New Jersey native who grew up a Mets fan, Rick Porcello held the Yankees to one run over five innings for his first postseason win in 13 appearances.

Instead, the BoSox put on Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" as a not-so-subtle middle finger to their hosts, in particular New York outfielder Aaron Judge. The fifth was where he encountered his most significant threat.


Trailing in Game 4 of the AL Division Series, the Yankees scored twice in the ninth and had runners at first and second with two outs.

Right now, the SportsLine Projection Model leans toward a Dodgers-Red Sox World Series. Kinsler made it 2-0 with a double over Gardner's head in left, and Nunez made it 3-0 with a single to left. Holt and Devers returned to the bench as Kinsler and Nunez re-entered the starting lineup. Aaron Hicks missed a two-run homer by about 4 feet on a foul drive down the right-field line.

Matt Barnes got two groundouts in a scoreless sixth, Ryan Brasier pitched a flawless seventh and Chris Sale ended a scoreless eighth by striking out Hicks.

Sabathia continued to express his frustration, adding that it was "sad" that Hernandez was chosen as the umpire for playoff games.

Price, who went 16-7 in the regular season with a 3.58 ERA, is 0-9 in 10 career postseason starts, and his teams have never won a postseason game that he has started, .

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