The Boston Red Sox drilled the Yankees to the tune of a 14-1 score, a game so lopsided that it featured just the second position player on the mound in a post-season game in MLB history (the first being Game 4 of the 2015 ALCS when the Royals routed the Jays, sending Cliff Pennington to the hill). The Yankees looked hapless and Aaron Boone pressed all the wrong buttons, and if momentum is real, the Red Sox will send the Yankees packing tonight.
But these two teams have faced each other before in the post-season, in fact, you might be surprised to hear that they have had a few storied matchups against each other as rivals. In 2004, the Yankees looked poised for a sweep of the Red Sox in the ALCS, hammering them in Game 3 with a 19-8 laugher. But those Red Sox stormed back in the ninth inning of Game 4, en route to becoming the first team ever to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, the next step in winning their first championship in many decades.
Maybe the Yankees can turn the tables tonight. Anything is possible with umpire Angel Hernandez behind the plate tonight.
Call The Avengers. It's all on the line. pic.twitter.com/oo64eRCy4h— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 9, 2018
Game time is 7:07 CT on TBS.