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Red Sox Or Astros In ALCS?

Chris Sale Chris Sale
Kristopher Love | 12 October, 2018, 05:13

Now everybody's watching. There's only two games a day and everybody's paying attention.

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. "We've still got time to see where we're at with him".

"I just want to win".

Chris Sale will start Game 1 and David Price will start Game 2. Cora suggested that Price's short outing in the ALDS against the Yankees was owed to the opponent. The only other year Boston met a pair of teams in the postseason with triple-digit regular-season wins was in 2004, when the Red Sox beat the Yankees (101) to become the first major league team to rebound from a 3-0 postseason deficit, then swept St. Louis (105) for their first title since 1918.

Severino's line in three-plus innings of a 16-1 Yankees loss: six runs on seven hits and only two strikeouts.

In all, Price is 0-9 as a starter in the post-season and his team has lost all 10 of his career playoff starts, the longest such skid in post-season history. "You don't match up well or they just plan for you, and they perform against that pitcher". He was actually the best pitcher in that series a year ago. "He's feeling better, " Cora said. "We're better because of what happened previous year".

Price pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief without an earned run in last year's ALDS against the Astros. He performed relatively well in two starts against the Astros this season, allowing five runs across 12 1/3 innings while posting an.811 WHIP.