Here’s what you need to know about how to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
The ALDS shifts to the Bronx for Game 3 after the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees split he first two games of the series.
The pressure is on the Red Sox to win a game in Yankee Stadium, where they were 3-6 during the regular season. David Price‘s latest postseason meltdown cost the Red Sox home-field advantage, handing the Yankees an opportunity to close out the series in their own ballpark over the next two games.
The sense of urgency has convinced manager Alex Cora to bump Nathan Eovaldi up in the rotation. The right-hander tossed 16 innings without allowing an earned run over three starts against the Yankees since joining the Red Sox at the trade deadline. He’ll get the nod in Game 3 looking to continue that success and steal momentum back in this series.
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New York will counter with arguably their most talented pitcher, Luis Severino. He was a Cy Young candidate through the first half of the season but hit a rough patch over the summer, posting a 5.57 ERA after the break. Severino appeared to find his form again over his final three regular season starts, including seven innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox. He also threw four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in the Wild Card game against the Oakland A’s.
Severino has been sold against the Red Sox this year, going 2-2 with a 3.56 ERA in five starts. He also pitches much better at home, where he owned a 2.74 ERA during the regular season.
Most of the hitters in Boston’s lineup have struggled against Severino but there are a couple of key bats to keep an eye on. Andrew Benintendi is 11-for-27 (.407) with three doubles, a triple, and a pair of home runs against Severino. J.D. Martinez is 7-for-17 (.412) with two doubles against the Yankees ace.
Boston is shaking up the middle of their lineup for Game 3, inserting Rafael Devers at third base and Brock Holt at second. Steve Pearce is back at first base after Mitch Moreland left Game 2 with a hamstring injury.
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 try to reclaim the advantage in this series.
Date: Monday, October 8
Time: 7:40 p.m. ET
Location: Bronx, NY
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
TV Chanel: TBS
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