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Sports Gerrit Cole pulled after just six outs as Red Sox stun Yankees early in AL wild card game

05:35  06 october  2021
05:35  06 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

Yankees top Red Sox 8-3, snap Boston's 7-game win streak

  Yankees top Red Sox 8-3, snap Boston's 7-game win streak BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole took a two-hit shutout into the sixth inning and Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer to lead the Yankees to an 8-3 victory Friday night, snapping Boston’s seven-game winning streak and pulling New York within one game of the Red Sox atop the wild-card standings. Cole (16-8) no-hit the Red Sox for 3 2/3 innings and New York coasted to its fourth straight win. In a potential preview of the AL wild-card matchup, Nathan Eovaldi (10-9) barely made it out of the first inning and couldn’t get through the third. Boston holds the first AL wild card, with the Yankees a game back and in position for the second spot.

In a one-game playoff game against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone couldn't afford to wait.

Frantic finish: All of the Blue Jays’ tiebreaking scenarios

  Frantic finish: All of the Blue Jays’ tiebreaking scenarios The Toronto Blue Jays must beat the Baltimore Orioles and also have either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox lose to advance to one of several tiebreaking scenarios on Monday. Here’s a look at all the possibilities. Catch the Blue Jays-Orioles game on Sportsnet and SN Now and 3:07 p.m. ET The post Frantic finish: All of the Blue Jays’ tiebreaking scenarios appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.It’s the only way to continue their season. When the Boston Red Sox eked out a win over the Washington Nationals Saturday to move level with the New York Yankees atop the wild card standings, it forced the Blue Jays into a do-or-die scenario against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. And even if they do, they may still die.

Thus, we all witnessed something no one could've predicted in the American League wild card game: In the bottom of the third inning, with the Yankees trailing 3-0 and two men on base with no outs, Cole walked off the mound and into the dugout. His night ended after 50 pitches — only 30 were strikes.

Gerrit Cole walks to the dugout after being pulled in the third inning. © Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports Gerrit Cole walks to the dugout after being pulled in the third inning.

Xander Bogaerts blasted a 427-foot, two-run homer off Cole in the first, then Kyle Schwarber launched a solo shot in the third. Cole then allowed two more to reach base before Boone yanked him.

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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Gerrit Cole pulled after just six outs as Red Sox stun Yankees early in AL wild card game

Jim Kaat apologizes for bizarre '40 acres' comment about Yoán Moncada during MLB playoff game .
Kaat, 82, was calling Friday's game between the Astros and White Sox when he started talking about Chicago's Yoan Moncada.The booth, consisting of Bob Costas as the announcer joined by Buck Showalter and Jim Kaat, discussed White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada as he stepped to the batter's box for his first at-bat of the game Friday. Showalter, the longtime MLB manager, commented on Moncada's physique.

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