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ALDS Game 3 Highlights: Red Sox vs. Yankees | Stadium

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BOSTON MA.- OCTOBER 5 Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox welcomes his players during team introductions prior to the start of Game 1 of Major League Baseball's American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston

Then there's the question of what happens if the Red Sox win game three.

Mike Fitzpatrick, The Associated Press •. NY won in the 10th, on a solo home run by Bernie Williams off Boston closer Rod Beck. The Yankees' were 53-28 there during the regular season, the second-best home record behind Boston's 57-24.

Despite hitting for the first cycle in Major League Baseball postseason history to add an exclamation point to the Red Sox' 16-1 Game 3 win over the Yankees Monday night, Holt was back on the bench Tuesday.

"This one I'll remember for a long time", Holt said.

In the end, it might not have mattered if he had pulled Severino after three innings, which seemed like an obvious move at the time, considering the Red Sox went on to lay a 16-1 smackdown on the Yankees, reminding everyone in the Bronx they didn't win 108 games by accident, after all.

It was New York's most lopsided defeat in 396 postseason games.

"It's unbelievable", adds Didi Gregorius of the Stadium atmosphere.

By the ninth, backup catcher Austin Romine was on the mound for NY and he gave up a two-run homer to Holt that completed his cycle. "Me watching from afar previous year, especially in the postseason, you could kind of see that raw intensity connection that the fan base had with the players". I told everyone, 'Get me up.

"I felt like my fastball command and cutter were really effective tonight", Eovaldi said. But I scooted up in the box a little bit, and I was going to be swinging at anything and try to hook anything.

In the bottom of the third, Hernandez called Gleyber Torres out at first base when he was trying to beat out a grounder. We have a great team, a great lineup and great starting pitching, so I think coming home is going to be good for us.

"He wasn't shy about it", Benintendi said.

Boosted by noisy fans in their homer-friendly ballpark, the Yankees entered 7-0 at home the past two postseasons - against out-of-division opponents.

Catcher Gary Sanchez dropped a pitch on a stolen base that set up Boston's first run.

Holt also hit for the cycle against Atlanta on June 6, 2015.

"As bad a night as it was for us, we've got to turn the page", Boone said.

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.

The over is 8-1 in the last nine Yankees games overall.

Bumped up a day in front of Porcello, he delivered a gem in his first postseason appearance. "It was a special moment for me".

Going with Eovaldi was one of several choices that paid off for Cora.

Right-handed-hitting Ian Kinsler replaced Holt at second base and right-handed Eduardo Nunez returned to third base in place of Devers against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. Mitch Moreland was 1-for-3 and scored a run. Vazquez's infield single off Severino's glove drove in the first run.

TBS reported Severino began warming up only 10 minutes before the game, and he certainly looked out of sorts from the start in misty weather. Jeered as he walked to the dugout during a seven-run burst in the fourth, it soon was 10-0.

"Trying to keep the ball in the ballpark - try and get quick outs, try not to let the crowd get too insane and get behind them and get them going", he said. "It wasn't an issue". His first pitch of the game bounced shy of the plate.

What would first-base umpire Angel Hernandez have to say for himself after not one, not two, not three, but four of his safe/out calls were challenged Monday night, and not one, not two, but three of them were overturned following replay reviews?

The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits and scored their most runs in a road playoff game. "Mitch is available, but he's not 100 percent", Cora said.

Steve Pearce hit a soft two-out liner into shallow center field for a single, and then J.D. Martinez hit a jam shot to the area that's normally occupied by the second baseman.

Yankees: CF Aaron Hicks remained out of the lineup after missing Game 2 with tightness in his right hamstring, which forced him from the series opener Friday. "I'm not saying - I'm saying he had his - he had plenty of warmup", Boone said.

The Astros went 2-5 against the Yankees this season. He is 38 years old and he wants to come back and pitch again next year for a 19 season. But by the late stages of the blowout loss, with the Yankees wanting to stay away from their top relievers - Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton, David Robertson and Dellin Betances - to save them for Tuesday night's Game 4, Boone sent bench coach Josh Bard to ask Romine if he could pitch.

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