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5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS

5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS

CC Sabathia took his questions, he provided his answers, he spoke of his pitching performance in the Yankees' 4-3 season-ending loss to the Red Sox, of his 10 years with the Yankees, and then he made it his turn.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) celebrates after the last out in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

You know how Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was planning to use David Price out of the bullpen during the ALDS after an atrocious Game 2 start? I'm sure that'll go well and not have one hint of controversy.

Gary Sanchez fell behind 0-2 in the count, worked it full and sent a drive that had the crowd roaring only for Andrew Benintendi to catch it on the left-field warning track, a few feet short of a game-ending grand slam. "He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today; he's bad at first base".

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On Tuesday, Hernandez will shift behind the plate.

Sabathia continued to express his frustration, adding that it was "sad" that Hernandez was chosen as the umpire for playoff games.

"I think we're right there knocking on the door", Boone said, "very close to being a championship club right now". Major League Baseball declined comment, spokesman Mike Teevan said.