After 1st postseason cycle, Brock Holt returns to Boston’s bench

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NY trailed 10-0 in the fourth when Luke Voit hit a comebacker off the bare hand of Eovaldi, and Hernandez signalled Voit beat the throw from second baseman Brock Holt for an infield hit.

Last night, thanks to an all-around disaster, the Yankees were pushed to the brink of elimination by the Red Sox.

Holt also hit for the cycle against Atlanta on June 6, 2015. These are playoff games. Evaluating Boston's offense, Sabathia said: "They've got speed, they've got power".

Eovaldi pitched for the Yankees from 2015-16 before injuring his elbow, which required a second Tommy John surgery.

Severino's 10-2 record and 2.74 ERA this season at Yankee Stadium, including seven innings of one-run ball the last time he faced the Sox on September 19, should give him all the confidence needed to put the Yankees up 2-1 in the ALDS.

Bumped up a day in front of Porcello, he delivered a gem in his first postseason appearance. In Game 7, Ortiz crushed a two-run homer in the first inning off Kevin Brown, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in a game they would never trail and eventually won 10-3. I told everyone, Get me up. "It was a special moment for me". Cora's bullpen moves paid off in Game 4 as Matt Barnes threw a flawless sixth, Ryan Brasier tossed a ideal seventh.

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Looking to play left-handed hitters against Severino, the first-year skipper inserted Holt at second base and Rafael Devers at third. CF; 9. Christian Vazquez, C.

He left a fastball over the middle of the plate to Judge in the first inning, but at 101 miles per hour, Judge couldn't quite get the launch angle he needed, and Mookie Betts was able to make the play on the right field warning track. "Severino didn't step on the field until 7:23".

Benintendi, already a Yankees nemesis, was on base four times and scored twice. So we feel like he's kind of lined up and ready to go for tomorrow.

Luis Severino looked out of sorts from the start. He left with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth and was charged with six runs and seven hits.

In the seventh, still leading 10-1, Benintendi swung at a 3-and-0 pitch from Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder. "It wasn't an issue".

Incredibly, umpire Angel Hernandez might be having a worse night than the Bronx Bombers. "Mitch is available, but he's not 100 percent", Cora said. Steve Pearce later scored Benintendi on an RBI single to give Boston an 8-0 advantage.

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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.

"He had plenty of warm-up", manager Aaron Boone said.

"No, I didn't envision myself getting into the playoffs in this role", he said.

The Red Sox move on to their first ALCS since 2013 after marching into Yankee Stadium and sweeping both games.

Only 21 of those games happened in the postseason. During the regular season, the 2016 Cy Young victor was 17-7 with a 4.28 ERA (102 ERA+) and 190 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings.

Just speaking from experience, I've never warmed up a starting pitcher who put his foot on the pitching rubber in the bullpen eight minutes before the first pitch was supposed to be thrown in a major league game.

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It was electric stuff that played even bigger on the postseason stage.