Fan hits Yanks' Giancarlo Stanton with his own HR ball

Tanya Simon
October 1, 2018

Players who helped contribute to the Red Sox' success this year include outfielders Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.

- Craig Kimbrel finished the season with 42 saves, the fifth time in his career he's saved 40 or more games. In all, the usually bitter rivals ran out 26 position players and 15 pitchers, with Red Sox manager Alex Cora pulling starter Rick Porcello from a no-hitter after two innings and sending out a sub for Betts so he could get a curtain call. "I don't know if I can really describe how they do it", Judge said.

"Sometimes, home runs get a bad rap from an approach standpoint, but you have to be doing a lot of things right to hit the ball out of the ballpark", Boone said, adding: "It's played a big part for us. Just have to continue to work to stay where I'm at and be the best player I can be".

Yankee Stadium will host at least one more baseball game this year.

"If that time comes and if I'm able to win it", Betts said of the MVP Award, "then cool". It also happened in 1977, en route to their 21st World Series title. "I think everybody in the organization is proud of him".

Betts singled to right center leading off the bottom of the first and eventually came around to score, putting an end to one of the finest offensive seasons in club history.

Giancarlo Stanton describes his reaction to being hit by his home run ball at Fenway Park.

"Our goal is to win 11 games in October". Swatting home runs at a record-setting pace does not guarantee a World Series appearance. "We're Braves fans. We could care [less] about the game". But if we don't, that doesn't mean it's a failure. And [the Yankees] are a great team. It's tough, nobody said it was going to be easy. Although the team is just beginning to ramp up conversations about who it will trot out for the start of the contest, Happ wants his coaches and front office to know he would be pleased if he was handed the ball.

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Porcello left with a 7-0 lead and afterward was named to start Game 3 of the ALDS, following Chris Sale and David Price to the mound. The Sox' manager wasn't ready to commit to a Game 4 starting pitcher, which would seemingly be either Nathan Eovaldi or Eduardo Rodriguez.

After Cora challenged Rodriguez to be better than he was out of relief on Saturday, Rodriguez struck out two batters in a ideal inning of work yesterday, his fourth relief outing in seven days.

- The 2018 Red Sox finished with the fourth-highest winning percentage (.667) in team history, the highest since the 1946 Red Sox went 104-50 (good for a.675 winning percentage). He threw a changeup to Brett Gardner, good pitch there. We have to pitch with conviction, there's a goal.

Last week, the Yankees became the first team to have 12 players hit at least 10 home runs in a season.

The Red Sox will no doubt like their chances, regardless of opponent.

"I guess you could say that statistically, from RBI and stuff like that", he said.

Cucuzza was anticipating that home run, which tied the record for most team home runs in a single season, set at 264 by the Seattle Mariners in 1997. I feel like it's definitely, yeah, probably.

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