Not even the presence of Bucky Dent for the ceremonial first pitch could inspire the 100-win Yankees, who were outscored 27-14 in the series, including 20-4 in the final two games.
Regardless, the Red Sox are moving on.
The Red Sox are back in the ALCS for the first time since 2013, when they won the World Series in six games over the Cardinals.
BOSTON-Red Sox manager Alex Cora is sticking with David Price, saying Wednesday the left-hander will start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against Houston despite an unprecedented history of playoff struggles. The Yankees fail to reach the ALCS after falling just shy of reaching the World Series previous year.
The Yankees never noticed, so Kimbrel got away with it. Ace Chris Sale - Game 5's scheduled starter pitching to make sure there would be no Game 5 - locked down the eighth.
It was a measure of validation for both Henry and Dombrowski, and in Cora they've found a presence in the dugout who can match their boldness.
In Game 2 of the ALDS, Price lasted only 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks, bringing his career postseason ERA to 5.28. NY is not. Torres was ruled out and the call was upheld on replay review, officially giving the Red Sox a 4-3 win.
- John Farrell was sacked from his job as the Red Sox manager nearly exactly one year ago and now he's offering analysis on his former team for ESPN.
Sabathia escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first when Kinsler hit an inning-ending flyout to Gardner in front of the left-field wall. It would prove to be their only run off of him. He was bad at first base [Monday]. "I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game", he told reporters, per James Wagner of the New York Times.
There's no crying in baseball - unless Angel Hernandez is behind the plate. Major League Baseball declined comment, spokesman Mike Teevan said.