Red Sox inflict record playoff defeat on shellshocked Yankees

first_imgThe fans who left early missed a bit of history Austin Romine became just the second position player to pitch in a postseason game. The second-string catcher actually hit 90 mph with his fastball. And he squarely hit Brock Holt’s bat, and the result was a two-run homer in the ninth that gave Holt the first cycle – a single, double, triple and home run in the same game – in postseason history. “I was just trying to get it over the plate,” Romine said.Holt’s homer helped the Red Sox post the biggest rout of the Yankees in postseason play, surpassing Arizona’s 15-2 pasting in Game 6 of the 2001 World Series. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD)Austin Romine became just the second position player to pitch in the postseason on Monday nightLINK: 9, 2018 Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching.“It was an embarrassing day today,” New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. In truth, there wasn’t much else to add after the Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss in their distinguished, 396-game postseason history, routed by the Boston Red Sox 16-1 on Monday night in the American League Division Series.Now down 2-1 and in danger of being eliminated in the best-of-five matchup, they’ll turn to CC Sabathia on Tuesday night in hopes of saving their season. Rick Porcello starts for Boston. The winner of the Red Sox-Yankees series will play the Houston Astros, who clinched their series against the Cleveland Indians on Monday, for a place in the World Series. The National League Championship Series will be played between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers. Share on WhatsApp Baseball Share on Facebook Boston Red Sox Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content US sports Read more MLB Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox share more than just rivalry Share via Email Topics “No choice but to flush,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “The good thing about today is it’s one game. And as awful of a night as it was for us, we got to turn the page. And tomorrow’s obviously do or die.”New York’s starting pitcher, Luis Severino, looked out of sorts from the start. There was a TBS report that he began to warm up only 10 minutes before the game began, but Boone insisted he had enough time to get ready. Severino also said there was no issue.“I always go to the bullpen 10 minutes before the game,” Severino said. “I warm up quickly.” The game fell apart quickly, too. Severino was tagged for six runs on seven hits and two walks in three-plus innings. Jeered as he walked to the dugout during a seven-run burst in the fourth, it soon was 10-0. By the seventh, the stands had started to empty. New York Yankeeslast_img read more