Following their big wild-card game win, the New York Yankees face the team with the most regular season wins, Boston Red Sox, in the ALDS.
The one game playoff is over and now, the New York Yankees move to their next challenge in chasing their 28th championship, the Boston Red Sox.
Boston is coming off a historic season that saw them take the best record in baseball at 108-54 and first place in the AL East. Led by rookie manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox are looking to bring back their first championship since the 2013 season.
Fellow rookie manager Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees are fresh off the heels of a 7-2 wild-card win over the Oakland Athletics. It was a night that saw Luis Severino dominate, Aaron Judge prove that he can be a playoff hero, and the Yankees not waisting a 100-62 season. The Bombers look to bring home their first championship since 2009.
The ALDS matchup between the two rivals will be the first time that the Yankees and Red Sox have squared off in the playoffs since the ALCS back in the 2004 season. Aaron Boone and the Yankees may have had a big moment that Yankee fans remember the year before but, it was the Red Sox who came out victorious this time around, eventually lifting their first championship since 1918.
Now all of the history between the two foes are in the past as the likes of Judge, Severino, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Chris Sale, Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, and J.D. Martinez look to rewrite the history books.
Both teams have similar strengths, and while both are some of the games best, they do have some weaknesses. Will those weaknesses cost them as this series unfolds? Who will come out victorious in the playoff matchup that all of baseball has longed for over 14 years?
ESNY has everything you need to know as both teams get ready to battle it out.
|Game||Date and Time||Channel|
|Game 1: At Fenway Park||Friday, Oct. 5 @ 7:32 PM EST||TBS|
|Game 2: At Fenway Park||Saturday, Oct. 6 @ 8:15 PM EST||TBS|
|Game 3: At Yankee Stadium||Monday, Oct. 8 TBD||TBS|
|Game 4: At Yankee Stadium (If necessary)||Tuesday, Oct. 9, TBD||TBS|
|Game 5: At Fenway Park (If necessary)||Thursday, Oct. 11, TBD||TBS|
Since Boston finished the year with the best record in all of baseball, they will have home-field advantage in every series that they face. With the Yankees being a wild-card team, they will begin their series on the road, despite their 100 wins.