Yankees Take Game Two, Even ALDS

Yankees at Orioles 9/5/17

Yankees at Orioles 9/5/17

By Tyler Englander 10/07/2018

The Bombers strike back. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-2 in Game Two of the ALDS to tie the series at a game a piece with the series shifting to New York on Monday Night. The Yankees took control of the game early scoring three times in the first two innings. Red Sox starter David Price postseason struggles continued going 1.2 innings giving up three runs. According to ESPN, Price now has the third worst playoff ERA for a starter in postseason history. The Red Sox bullpen restored order for a while thanks to a good performance from Joe Kelly who went 2.1 innings scoreless.

The Red Sox failed to get anything going with the exception of a Xander Bogaerts home run in the fourth that made it a 3-1 ballgame. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez put the game out of reach in the seventh inning when he hit a 3 run moonshot out of Fenway Park. The blast traveled 479 feet and made it a 6-1 game. Sanchez, who struggled this year, had two homers on the day to go along with 4 RBI.

The series shifts to New York on Monday night with Game Three scheduled to start at 7:30. Luis Severino gets the ball for the Yankees while the Red Sox starter is to be determined. It will be either Nathan Eovaldi or Rick Porcello, who came out of the bullpen in Game One. David Price said after this one that he expects to be ready in the bullpen come Monday night. It’s a best of three series now with two out of three of the games to be played in New York.