The fifth-year right-hander had some trouble against the Red Sox this season, allowing 16 runs in 19 innings, equating to a poor 7.58 ERA in four starts, although he did record a 1-0 record.
A fight broke out in 1967 at Yankee Stadium after New York's Thad Tillotson hit Joe Foy with a pitch and Boston's Jim Lonborg hit Tillotson - who after the scrap hit Dick Howser with a pitch.
"It's tough", Price said.
The Yankees' had a momentary issue with their dugout phone Friday in the third inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, a source with knowledge of the matter told NBC Sports Boston, but it was the result of human error.
So, it only seemed appropriate that the Red Sox' shaky bullpen would rear its ugly head in the first game of the playoffs. He's pitched just five times since July, none longer than five innings. "I don't think that's the right thing to do", he said. We've got two great teams here and it's best of five. We know what's ahead of us.
"I thought I threw it to the glove and he put a good swing on it", the pitcher said.
Boone announced the rotation before the series opener on Friday night.
"Just a bad outing today", Cora said.
YEP, that just happened. "He didn't make pitches".
While a low-profile acquisition when they dealt for him from the Jays in late June, the Red Sox wanted Pearce for some depth hitting against lefties of which Happ, of course, is part of that breed.
Martinez socked Yankees' starter J.A. Happ's 94 miles per hour fastball over the Green Monster.
Though there was no overpowering speed, Gary Sanchez was so crossed up that he took a heater right down the middle for strike three. Andrew McCutchen followed by lashing an RBI single off the Monster, making it 3-0 and prompting Cora to take early action.
It was always the chief, and oftentimes maddeningly confusing concern when it came to these record-setting Red Sox.
Price remains the only pitcher without a victory among the 70 men who have started at least 10 career postseason games.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn't anxious in the slightest about Price delivering a big-game effort.
"I'm not going to hide from it", Sale said. "Obviously they're very tough at Fenway". Sometimes you go out there and you have your best, sometimes you don't. "And that's something I wasn't able to do tonight".
Boston fans would not mind a repeat of the outcome of their last playoff meeting with the Yankees - minus the heart palpitations - when the Red Sox overcame an 3-0 deficit to win the 2004 AL Championship Series in seven games, en route to the World Series title.
The Dodgers managed 10 hits in their first two Division Series games against the Braves, but five were homers (plus two doubles), and combined with Ryu and Kershaw dominating they lead the series two-games-to-none.
Bosotn manager Alex Cora, not surprisingly, said he's not anxious. "He didn't miss that one". But the righty dug in, and after pitching the count full to Gleyber Torres, his knuckle curve got him swinging to end the inning.
Sanchez, whose batting average didn't top.200 after June 8, also had a solo shot in the second inning to give NY a 2-0 lead.
23-9 in Tanaka's last 32 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
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