Boston escapes ninth-inning rally, ousts Yankees for trip to ALCS

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Bucky Dent threw out the first pitch ahead of Game 4 of the American League Division Series in the Bronx, some 40 years after his go-ahead, three-run home run crushed Boston fans' hearts in a one-game AL East tiebreaker.

Manager Alex Cora dug into the bullpen beginning in the sixth, calling on Matt Barnes.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was humming along.

After winning Games 1 and 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series, the Red Sox were put in position to close the Yankees out in Game 4 thanks to an absolutely stellar pitching performance by Rick Porcello, a former AL Cy Young award victor.

Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia had faced four batters in the third inning, and the Red Sox had already plated a run, with another two runners on base, when Boone finally got his bullpen heated up. NY hadn't gone consecutive games at Yankee Stadium without a home run since April. Kimbrel bounced back by striking out Giancarlo Stanton, but then walked Luke Voit to load the bases. In the 2004 ALCS, the Red Sox became the first big league team to overcome 3-0 postseason deficit, winning the final two games on the road and going on to sweep the World Series for its first title since 1918.

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A lanky, bearded 29-year-old right-hander, Porcello lived a traffic jam from Yankee Stadium in Chester, New Jersey, and is a 2007 graduate of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange - the baseball field there was renamed in his honor last year after he helped fund artificial turf and pro-style dugouts.

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Houston and Boston split the series in Houston in late May and early June.

Eduardo Nunez single to left gives Red Sox a 3-0 lead.

Sabathia is right, Hernandez is an terrible umpire (arguably the worst in the game) and shouldn't be placed in a critical scenario like the ALDS, particularly one involving the Yankees and Red Sox.

Steve Pearce was at first base for the second straight night; Mitch Moreland left Game 2 after hurting his right hamstring while running the bases. Sabathia got Xander Bogaerts to ground out, bringing up Ian Kinsler.

Andrew Benintendi hit-by-pitch.

Robertson continued to warm up throughout the inning, as Kinsler smoked a double over Brett Gardner's head in left and Nunez flared a single over Neil Walker's head at third.




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