According to the TBS telecast, Severino did not begin warming up until 7:32 p.m. ET, only 10 minutes before he threw his first pitch. The throw from Eduardo Nunez was almost off the mark, but was saved by Pearce, who sprawled to the ground to make the catch.
It was just the fourth time in a playoff inning where the Red Sox had plated at least seven runs and the second-most runs overall Boston has scored in any playoff contest.
If the Red Sox lose the third game, then they will be staring elimination in the face for the next one and they would have to make a tough decision.
Cora and the Red Sox wouldn't sound off about Judge's musical taste - not that they could hear the famous Kander and Ebb song on Fenway's concourse through thick clubhouse walls after the 6-2 win in Game 2.
"We'll see how it goes", Cora said.
Did they want to give him another days rest and move up Nathan Eovaldi? The Brew Crew has won 11 in a row - by the time they host Game 1 of the NL Championship Series at Miller Park on Friday against the Dodgers-Braves victor, it will have been almost three weeks since their last loss. NY hadn't gone consecutive games at Yankee Stadium without a home run since April. Miguel Andujar has 169 hits for the Yankees this year. Sánchez worked a full count, then lifted a fly ball to deep left field that brought Gregorius home.
"This one I'll remember for a long time", said Holt, unaware of his achievement until told by a television reporter right after the final out.
NY and Boston split at Fenway Park and are tied 1-1 in the best-of-five AL Division Series going into Game 3 on Monday night. Christian Vásquez tacked on a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Zach Britton to push the lead to 4-0.
The Red Sox earned a trip to the AL Championship Series with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the ALDS, outpitching, outhitting and outmanaging the Yankees across 36 innings.
On Wednesday night, after hanging on to beat NY 4-3 following a replay review of the final out, the Red Sox headed for the away clubhouse and did as every baseball team does in the postseason: they popped large bottles of champagne. "Whenever your name's called, you try to do what you can to help the team". He held the Yankees to one run on four hits. Vazquez's infield single off Severino's glove drove in the first run. Kimbrel followed that up by hitting Neil Walker with a wayward curve to force in a run, making the score 4-2. Sabathia finally got out of the inning by inducing a ground out from Jackie Bradley, Jr.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel tossed a football with pitching coach Dana LeVangie before throwing a baseball in the outfield.
Bumped up a day in front of Porcello, he delivered a gem in his first postseason appearance.