Angel Hernandez now in a bigger spot after Game 3 debacle

Aaron Boone ignored his own words and the pitcher warning signs

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"Yeah, I think that's something that really started past year, as this fan base absolutely connected with this new young corps that has developed", Boone said.

Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating NY with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night that set up a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Houston Astros. So should the Sox expect retaliation from the Yankees in Game 4 on Tuesday? Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch against NY lefty CC Sabathia.

"No choice but to flush", manager Aaron Boone said. The good news is tonight's game will start 0-0. And as terrible of a night as it was for us, we got to turn the page. "And tomorrow's obviously do or die". There was a TBS report that he began to warm up only 10 minutes before the game began, but Boone insisted he had enough time to get ready.

"Almost like maybe Severino didn't know it was a 7:40 start", Darling said on the air. The Yankees trust Sabathia implicitly and, if nothing else, you know he's not going to get overwhelmed by the moment.

The game fell apart quickly, too.

He worked seven sharp innings on 97 pitches, allowing just one run on five singles and striking out five. He left with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth and was charged with six runs and seven hits.

By the seventh, the stands had started to empty. In the 17 starts that followed, Sevy pitched much more tentatively, going 9-6 with a 3.99 ERA.

The second-string catcher actually hit 90 miles per hour with his fastball. Hicks just missed a home run on an 0-1 curveball as his liner down the right-field line hooked foul.

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"I was just trying to use their aggressiveness against them and try and get some quick outs", Eovaldi said.

Every starter had at least one hit for the Red Sox, who piled up 18 in all.

"No, I didn't envision myself getting into the playoffs in this role", he said.

J.D. Martinez and the 108-win Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2013.

Looking to play left-handed hitters against Severino, the first-year skipper inserted Holt at second base and Rafael Devers at third. That's probably the first time I've ever tried to do that.

And when Boone did call for a reliever, he summoned a starter, Lance Lynn, rather than someone from the deep NY bullpen. Andrew Benintendi plated three more runs with an RBI double in the next at-bat. But I scooted up in the box a little bit, and I was going to be swinging at anything and try to hook anything. "He's as bad as there is", said Martinez.

It was a sharp turnaround for Severino.

"This is definitely a different crowd (than 2009-12's postseason runs)", said CC Sabathia. The performance also alleviated fears in the Bronx - temporarily, anyway - the 24-year-old righty had put past playoff troubles behind him. It's the first LCS matchup of 100-win teams since 1977, when the Yankees beat the Royals in the ALCS and the Dodgers beat the Phillies in the NLCS.

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