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Three Strikes Red Sox silence Yankee Stadium in 16-1 blowout

"I go [to the bullpen] 20 minutes before the game, I play catch, and then I always get on the mound 10 minutes before the game", Severino added.

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox took care of business with their second straight win in NY, claiming the series in four games and setting up a meeting in the American League Championship Series with the Astros, who are flying high and ready to defend their World Series title after sweeping the Indians.

On Tuesday, Hernandez will shift behind the plate.

"This one I'll remember for a long time", said Holt, unaware of his achievement until told by a television reporter right after the final out.

Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.

The victory fit the selfless profile of so many that came before it. Manager Alex Cora opened himself to criticism by benching Game 3 hero Brock Holt, who had just hit for the first postseason cycle in history.

Why he's here: Ortiz was only in his second season with the Red Sox in 2004, but he had already started to establish the foundation of what would be a strong Hall of Fame case.

Severino's velocity appeared to be down a tick in the opening innings, and he allowed six runs on seven hits in three-plus innings.

"It was an embarrassing day today", New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said.

The Red Sox were just a little better than the Yankees all year, a trend that continued in this series.

The Boston Red Sox are beating the New York Yankees 10-1 tonight in Game 3 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.

"They are going to call the game the way they see it".

■ Fellow outfielder Marwin Gonzalez put together a solid season, blasting 16 homers to go along with 68 RBIs and a team-high 126 strikeouts.

Holt began the frame with a leadoff single. Andrew Benintendi plated three more runs with an RBI double in the next at-bat.

As poorly as Boone managed Game Three, he did show a quick-ish hook with J.A. Happ in Game One, yanking him after two batters reached in the third inning.

Ron Darling, working for TBS, reported Monday night that Severino didn't get to the bullpen for his warm-ups until 7:32 p.m.

"So I was saying before that, on a 10-1 score, Benintendi took off to run and stole a base". It certainly wouldn't be smart for Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia to plunk a guy on goal and risk getting ejected. The fans who left early missed a bit of history - Austin Romine became just the second position player to pitch in a postseason game. Boone said Hicks was doing "significantly better", and sitting him was a much more hard decision than it was Saturday. "Major League Baseball needs to do something about Angel".

Dent's home run over Fenway Park's Green Monster in the 1978 AL East tiebreaker propelled the Yankees to their second straight World Series title, but Boston eliminated its rival in the Bronx in the teams' second straight post-season meeting.

Red Sox: Porcello (17-7, 4.28 ERA) got two late outs in relief during the series opener last Friday, so his start was pushed back a day to Game 4.

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