Red Sox, Astros announce starting pitchers for ALCS Games 1 and 2

Dean Simpson
October 12, 2018

Playing "New York, New York" had to be in response to Aaron Judge, who blared the song on a portable speaker as he passed by the Red Sox locker room after New York's Game 2 win at Fenway. "The Red Sox game right there and the Patriots game right there and you know, probably halftime of our game, the Red Sox game will be up or something".

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.

Sale pitched a crucial scoreless inning in relief Tuesday night in the Red Sox's series-clinching win against the Yankees.


The Yankees never noticed, so Kimbrel got away with it.

It was a measure of validation for both Henry and Dombrowski, and in Cora they've found a presence in the dugout who can match their boldness.

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. Price was shelled by the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings and giving up two home runs in an eventual 6-2 loss.


Gary Sanchez fell behind 0-2 in the count, worked it full and sent a drive that had the crowd roaring only for Andrew Benintendi to catch it on the left-field warning track, a few feet short of a series-tying grand slam. 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.

Usually when "New York, New York" plays at Yankee Stadium, it means the Yankees won. He was awful at first base [Monday]. I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game.

Hernandez, a 57-year-old born in Cuba, filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball in 2017, claiming he has been passed over for promotions and postseason assignments.


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