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Jim Monaghan
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It started innocently enough with an infield single by Christian Vazquez in the second inning to drive in the first run.

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It ended with Brock Holt (pictured) belting a two-run homer off backup catcher Austin Romine in the ninth inning.

In between, the Red Sox pummeled one Yankee pitcher after another in a 16-1 rout in Game 3 of the American League Division Series which Boston now leads 2 games to 1.

Nathan Eovaldi was nothing short of brilliant - one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

Meanwhile, Yankees starter Luis Severino, who apparently didn't know what time the game was supposed to start and began his warm up routine late, was booed off the mound by the Yankee Stadium "faithful" in the top of the fourth inning. He was charged with six runs on seven hits and a pair of walks.

Boston manager Alex Cora's revamped lineup was clearly up to the task - every starter had at least one hit, led by Holt who became the first player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in the postseason.

The bulk of the damage came in the top of the fourth inning when the Red Sox scored seven times, highlighted by a bases-clearing double by Andrew Benintendi, and a two-run triple by Holt.

Mookie Betts, Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Vazquez each had two hits in the win.

Rick Porcello will be on the mound Tuesday night in the Bronx hoping to pitch the Red Sox to the American League Championship Series where the Houston Astros await.

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Jim Monaghan 10/09/2018 05:44:00 AM Edit
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