Red Sox (barely) prove they have the edge in baseball’s greatest rivalry

Hope Soto
October 11, 2018

However, on Tuesday night, Boston Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel came into the game to close out the series, and there apparently was a dark foreign substance smeared on his right hand that was caught on TV.

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. If caught, Kimbrel could've been removed from the game, but the Yankees never pointed it out to the umpires.

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts after the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium.

Sabathia continued to express his frustration, adding that it was "sad" that Hernandez was chosen as the umpire for playoff games.

Hernández was Game 4's home plate umpire while Sabathia was on the mound.

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The left-hander said Hernandez, who had several calls reviewed and overturned at first base in Game 3 the previous day, was "terrible".

"He's always bad", Sabathia said. His opponent, Cole, posted similar stats in his two starts (one win, one no-decision) against the Sox, pitching 13 innings, striking out 15, and allowing five runs. "I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game".

"Throw the ball over the plate C.C".

Since the filing, Hernandez has been chosen to work the 2017 All-Star Game and games in each of the last two postseasons.

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