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.