Red Sox (barely) prove they have the edge in baseball’s greatest rivalry

Red Sox (barely) prove they have the edge in baseball’s greatest rivalry

Red Sox (barely) prove they have the edge in baseball’s greatest rivalry

The lefty's spot in the Red Sox rotation was in question after he was lit up by the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.

The game's winning pitcher didn't quite back Sabathia up there.

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.

But it wasn't before closer Craig Kimbrel almost blew it for Boston.

Sabathia only surrendered two walks in the game, and Hernandez wasn't awful with his strike zone.


For Red Sox fans, it was heart attack central. 7 during a three-game set at Fenway Park, striking out 10 while earning a no decision in a 6-3 Boston loss.

During the AL wild-card game last week, another Yankees fan dumped a beer on an Oakland A's fan at Yankee Stadium.

"He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today", Sabathia told reporters after the game, per Tim Healey of Newsday.

Boston starter Rick Porcello, who allowed one run on five hits and no walks in five innings while throwing 48 of 65 pitches for strikes, had no such problems with Hernandez's performance.

Nonetheless, the bullpen (and Kimbrel, barely) was able to finish the job after the Red Sox hitters gave them a lead to work with, via RBIs by J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler as well as a solo home run by catcher Christian Vazquez.

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