Boston Red Sox fend off Yankees to set up ALCS showdown with Astros

  • Red Sox win 4-3 to eliminate Yankees in AL Division Series
  • Craig Kimbrel holds off New York rally in bottom of ninth
  • Boston will host Houston in Game 1 on ALCS on Saturday

Eduardo Nunez charged Gleyber Torres’ four-hopper toward third base and whipped it across the diamond. Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch. The umpire signaled: “Out!”

The Boston Red Sox gathered around exhausted closer Craig Kimbrel, hugging and celebrating after the New York Yankees’ two-run rally in the ninth inning fell short.

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