Yankees name Severino wild-card game starter

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Instead, they went with a parade of relievers, opening with Liam Hendriks. The victor gets the Boston Red Sox (108-54) in a five-game series beginning on Friday.

It is believed NY was looking at three options - Severino, J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka.

He struck out seven his first time through the batting order, but wound up walking four as he pitched carefully.

On Wednesday, the Yankees jumped out to an early 2-0 lead courtesy of a homer from All-Star slugger Aaron Judge.

What is clear is Hendriks will be only the fourth pitcher to commence a postseason game after a regular season of no wins, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Aaron Judge did as well as expected, and Stanton hit 35 homers as a Yankee. The Red Sox went on to win their first World Series since 1918, but Boone's drive off Tim Wakefield has not been forgotten or forgiven.

Both clubs have been highly symbolic of the shift in tactics in the game over the last few years.

Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Chicago Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field in the longest win-or-go-home postseason game in major league history.

-Last word from Boone is this, his answer when asked simply if the success or failure of this season rides on tonight: "I leave that to you guys, respectfully".

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Once hailed for making baseball in Baltimore relevant again, the 62-year-old Showalter is out of a job after a season in which the Orioles finished 47-115, 61 games behind Boston in the AL East.

On the other hand, the New York Yankees under-performed.

"The first two batters obviously weren't the way I drew it up", Hendriks said of his outing. "Anytime you get to put baseball on the forefront in Australia it's a good thing", Hendriks said.

But Hendriks found some support on social media despite the horror-show start to the game and the unconventional "opener" tactic seemingly backfiring.

BALTIMORE - Buck Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, who made three playoff appearances under his guidance but this year staggered through the worst season since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954.

"It's not the ideal situation", catcher Jonathan Lucroy acknowledged. However, if he keeps the ball low in the zone and jumps ahead of the count, we could get "Tanaka Time", which we all know and love. And by the time David Robertson succeeded Betances to start the seventh inning, he enjoyed the benefit of a 6-0 cushion.

"We feel like with the group that we have here together that we're going to get better each and every year", Melvin said.

"Such a insane game", Story said.

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