Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Red Sox play 'New York New York' in clubhouse

Pedro Martinez and Angel Hernandez Modal Trigger Pedro Martinez and Angel Hernandez Getty Images Charles Wenzelberg
Rita Gibson | 11 October, 2018, 05:59

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.

Kimbrel created his mess by loading the bases on four-pitch walks to Aaron Judge and Luke Voit sandwiched around a single by Didi Gregorius.

Well, the Red Sox remembered that move and had some fun with it... while also enjoying some champagne.

The Red Sox advance to the AL Championship Series, where they will host Houston Astros in Game 1 on Friday. NY found itself in a 4-0 hole during a win-or-go-home Game 4 in Yankee Stadium, and despite coming close to a dramatic ninth inning comeback, the Red Sox sealed their ALDS tilt with a 4-3 victory.

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Those hits came a night after Brock Holt and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox roll to a 16-1 rout in Game 3.

When Boone brought in Zach Britton to start the fourth, Christian Vazquez led off with an opposite-field drive over the short porch in right field for his first career post-season homer.

Porcello needed only 25 pitches to get through New York's lineup the first time and entered the fifth inning with only 40 pitches. Had it hit him, while he was making his way out of the bullpen onto the field, it would've hurt.

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.

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