Red Sox hold on in 9th vs. Yankees to advance to ALCS

Ruben Hill
October 11, 2018

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

"I hit it well".

With one out, the Yankees put runners at second and third on a double by Gary Sanchez and an infield single by Torres before scoring their first run on a sacrifice fly by Brett Gardner.

The Red Sox made it 4-0 when Vazquez lined a 2-1 fastball into the right field seats off Zach Britton.

A night after Boston romped to a record-setting 16-1 rout in a game that included three replay reversals, Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Nunez drove in runs in the third inning off a wobbly CC Sabathia. Game 1 is scheduled for Saturday night at Fenway Park. "We like to hear that song sometimes when we win a big game". 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. The 10 straight losses are the longest streak in postseason history.

New York's starting pitchers allowed 15 runs in 13 innings, and Masahiro Tanaka was the only one to get an out in the fourth - a sign the Yankees may pursue top free-agent pitchers such as Dallas Keuchel and Patrick Corbin. "Pitching is one of those". During Game 3, Hernandez had three calls overturned by replay, which was the latest chapter in a career that has featured plenty of complaints from players on how he calls games.

"He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today", Sabathia told reporters after the game, per Tim Healey of Newsday. "I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game", he told reporters, per James Wagner of the New York Times.

"Major League Baseball needs to do something about Angel", Martinez said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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