Now, that's exactly where they're staying.
In anything but a shocking development, veteran Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was not a happy customer following New York's season-ending Game 4 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch against NY lefty CC Sabathia. "Obviously, they just had our number this year". As of Monday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host NY. But the Yankees' comeback stalled when Gary Sanchez's bases-loaded sacrifice fly was caught on the left-field warning track, and rookie Gleyber Torres grounded out with two on to end it - sort of.
"He was awful behind the plate today, he's bad at first base", Sabathia continued. As it stands now, the Red Sox have a slight edge, picking up 52% of bets. The Yankees trust Sabathia implicitly and, if nothing else, you know he's not going to get overwhelmed by the moment. "It's tough", reliever David Robertson said. "That's all I have to say about that". I definitely can help and still get guys out.
The team was not subtle about its intentions. "It's been an unbelievable atmosphere when we play here at home". "Both games in Boston were good games, but we come here to win".
"I didn't expect to come here and lose two in a row. I found that unusual, but you know, you can still keep pushing the envelope", Darling said. Martinez and the 108-win Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2013.
This time, a 2018 season that began with sky-high expectations - now over in bitter disappointment.
This came after what looked like a game-winning decision in the eighth inning by Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who had his ace, Chris Sale, come in out of relief and pitch a flawless 1-2-3 inning.
"They just had a lot of stuff going right".
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was the one who brought Judge's choice of music to the attention of manager Alex Cora, who knew it had resonated in the clubhouse.
Boston also clinched its third consecutive division crown on enemy ground September 20.
"The 3-2 to Sanchez was pretty nerve-wracking, but it got to the second out, and we were able to get through it", Kimbrel said. The Red Sox infielder ended the night 4-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored.
On deck, a long winter of wondering how they've fallen behind in a rivalry they dominated for almost a century. The Red Sox produced their fourth seven-run inning in a postseason game and first since Game 1 of the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies.
Craig Kimbrel was on the verge of a meltdown in the ninth inning Tuesday night, when two runs scored to cut the 4-1 lead he began the frame with to 4-3.
This was the first playoff meeting between the clubs since then, and the Red Sox once again made themselves right at home in the Bronx.