MLB Playoffs Recap: David Price Leads Red Sox To Rout Of Astros, Greg Bird And Yankees Beat Indians In Game 3
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees both won Game 3 of their respective Division Series on Sunday after losing the first two games of the set.
Yankees vs. Indians ALDS Game 3 Score
David Price recorded four strikeouts in four scoreless innings, and Mookie Betts also delivered a strong defensive performance for Boston in a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez (4-for-4, three RBIs) and Rafael Devers (homer, three RBIs) contributed offensively.
Ramirez became the third player in Red Sox history to go 4-for-4 in a playoff game after holding a “Believe In Boston” banner aloft as he ran onto the field for pre-game player introductions.
Nevertheless, it was Price who saved the season after the Red Sox dropped their first two games in the ALDS 8-2 in Houston.
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“It feels good to put up zeroes in the playoffs,” Price said. “That’s why I signed here.”
The Red Sox and Astros face off at 1:08pm EST on Monday for Game 4. Right-hander Rick Porcello (11-17, 4.65 ERA) is expected to start for Boston, while righty Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62 ERA) will take the mound for Houston.
Meanwhile, the Yankees defeated the reigning AL champion Cleveland Indians 1-0 in New York on Sunday thanks to a seventh-inning solo homer from Greg Bird.
This Bird’s for you. pic.twitter.com/oNZX2SwNLO
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 9, 2017
Masahiro Tanaka delivered a masterful outing for the Yankees, striking out seven and allowing three hits and one walk over seven innings. Aroldis Chapman got the last five outs for the save, stranding two on base in the ninth.
Game 4 of that series is Monday at 7:08 pm EST. The Indians will start Trevor Bauer (17-9, 4.19 ERA) on three day’s rest. In Thursday’s 4-0 Game 1 victory, Bauer held the Yankees scoreless over 6 2/3 innings, ending with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA) will start for the Bombers after lasting only one-third of an inning in the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday against Minnesota.
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 08: Greg Bird #33 of the New York Yankees hits a solo-home run during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians in game three of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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