Red Sox Blast 'New York, New York' After Eliminating Yankees

Pedro Martinez and Angel Hernandez

Pedro Martinez and Angel Hernandez

The Red Sox and Patriots will go head to head for ratings Sunday night when the Sox host Game 2 of the ALCS against the Astros on TBS just after 7 p.m. before the Patriots host the Chiefs on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" at 8:20. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.

With the Boston Red Sox leading the host New York Yankees 4-1 before the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, a fan in the stands threw a beer can toward Kimbrel, who was heading out of the bullpen toward the field. I'm sure that'll go well and not have one hint of controversy.

J.D. Martinez and the 108-win Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2013. Between Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes and Joe Kelly, Boston had allowed five runs in 13 innings pitched with two of those leaving the park.

He didn't allow a run until a sacrifice fly in the fifth by Brett Gardner, like Sabathia playing perhaps his last game for the Yankees.

Porcello needed only 25 pitches to get through New York's lineup the first time and entered the fifth inning with only 40 pitches.

The Game 3 American League Divisional Series victory also gave the Red Sox a 3-1 series lead.

There's no crying in baseball - unless Angel Hernandez is behind the plate. "He was bad at first base". Cora preferred the matchup of the right-handed Kinsler, rather than the left-handed Holt, to face Yankees lefty CC Sabathia. "I don't think Ángel Hernández should be umping playoff games".

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