Red Sox hope to home-field advantage makes difference

FIRST FOR EVERYTHING Brock Holt is congratulated after becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game during the Red Sox’ Game 3 win Monday night in New York

FIRST FOR EVERYTHING Brock Holt is congratulated after becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game during the Red Sox’ Game 3 win Monday night in New York

NY was eliminated from the ALDS by the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Chris Sale starts for the Red Sox and Justin Verlander for the Astros. He fanned 30 in 26 2/3 innings while allowing 20 hits, nine walks and three home runs.

The crews, with their Game 1 assignments included.

A giant Red Sox hat was placed on the Arthur Fiedler memorial along the Esplanade this week.

It was in this exact setting that the Red Sox last captured an American League pennant, as a Shane Victorino grand slam against the Tigers in Game 6 in 2013 pushed the Red Sox to the World Series, where they defeated the Cardinals in six games. Price has won two games in relief.

"I think it's just us talking about it", the Red Sox manager said.

"The whole season he kind of struggled against the Yankees", Cora said.

"I think we grew up as a group, " he said.

Connor Grossman: In the course of a series that could go seven games, it's in the Boston's best interest to start David Price at least once. The postseason monkey is very much on Price's back, but if Boston doesn't fall in an immediate 0-2 or 0-3 hole, the righthander may very well be Boston's best bet in a Game 3 or 4 situation and work out of the bullpen afterward. As such, it might come as a surprise to fans that Cora has had to scream and yell at his team this season. "We've still got time to see where we're at with him". There are certain things they were that I don't like, but just keep it loose and be yourself. 3B Eduardo Nunez appeared to injure himself while making the throw to first for the final out Tuesday.