Astros, Red Sox announce starters for first 2 ALCS games

Ross Houston
October 11, 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.

But there was Vazquez - he of the.207 batting average and three home runs during the regular season - poking a solo homer into the first row of seats in right field off Zach Britton in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead.


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

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.


As they popped champagne bottles in the locker room, the background music was Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", the song that plays in Yankee Stadium after every game.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced the Astros starters for the first two games of the American League Championship Series, which will begin in Boston on Saturday. He held the Yankees to one run on four hits. 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. Perhaps the only person who had a worse Game 3 than Boone or Severino was umpire Angel Hernandez. Benintendi argued after he was called out on a breaking ball with the bases loaded for the final out of the eighth, a pitch that may have been outside. The 38-year-old knows Major League Baseball won't be happy with him comments, is likely to fine him, but his future in the game is uncertain, and at this point, why not just be honest?


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