Here’s what you need to know about how to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
The Boston Red Sox aim to push the New York Yankees to the brink of elimination in Game 2 of the best-of-five ALDS.
Boston chased Yankees starter J.A. Happ from Game 1 early, tagging him for five runs. J.D. Martinez led the charge with a three-run homer in the first inning to give the Red Sox a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Chris Sale delivered a strong performance to put any concerns about his health to rest. However, Game 1 didn’t erase all our doubts about this team. The bullpen nearly blew the game, allowing a pair of inherited runners charged to Sale and giving up two more of their own. The Red Sox hung on to win 5-4 but it certainly wasn’t pretty.
Boston’s bullpen woes were in sharp contrast to the stacked Yankees bullpen, which shut down the Red Sox lineup over fix scoreless innings.
It’s up to David Price to put the Red Sox ahead by two games before the series shifts to the Bronx. You may have heard that Price has never won a playoff game as a starter. That needs to change. This bullpen simply can’t be trusted to handle more than a couple of innings so they need a strong effort from Price that lasts deep into the game.
Price held the Yankees to two runs over six innings the last time he faced them at Fenway Park, where he’s pitched drastically better than he has at Yankee Stadium. He’s capable of a similar performance tonight and the Red Sox will need that and then some. Anything less and they may be forced into the unenviable position of needing a win on the road to avoid another disastrous first-round exit.
You don’t want to miss any of the action so we’re here to provide you with everything you need to know about how to watch the Red Sox take on the Yankees.
Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Boston, MA
Stadium: Fenway Park
TV Chanel: TBS
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