Price Shelled Red Sox Lose to Yankees 6-2
David Price's postseason pitching woes continued as he lasted just 1.2 innings in Saturday night's playoff game with the New York Yankees in Fenway Park, a game the Yankees won 6-2 to even the best of 5 American League Division Series at 1-1.
Price went just 1.2 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits, both towering home runs. He also walked 2 and didn't record a strike out. Price is now 2-9 in the postseason, in 18 career games, 10 of them starts.
The Red Sox bullpen was good until Eduardo Rodriguez allowed a 3 run homer that went out of the park and onto Landsdowne Street to Gary Sanchez in the 7th inning, his 2nd of the night. Joe Kelly went 2.1 innings retiring 7 of the 8 batters he faced on just 25 pitches, 20 of them strikes. Ryan Brasier struck out the side in the 5th inning including Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez back to back with runners on 1st and 2nd.
Xander Bogaerts homered in the 4th inning for the Red Sox and Ian Kinsler drove in the other run of the night, with a double in the 7th inning.
The series now goes to New York with games on Monday and Tuesday. It would return to Fenway park on Thursday if necessary. The Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound on Monday. October 8th with the pregame starting at 6:40 and 1st pitch at 7:40 on AM 1370 WDEA.