CC Sabathia rips Angel Hernandez, Rick Porcello fires back

Julie Jacobson | AP

J.D. Martinez and the 108-win Red Sox reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2013. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness. NY set a major league record this year for most home runs in a season, but didn't go deep in the two games at Yankee Stadium and hit.214 in the series, which included 3 for 14 by Gregorius, 1 for 15 by Andrew McCutchen and 3 for 15 by Sanchez. I'm sure that'll go well and not have one hint of controversy. In Boston, the Game 4 telecast did a 23.9 rating, the highest-rated LDS game on any network in the market since 2008. It was the second shortest home run in Yankee Stadium the season at 338 feet, according to The Athletic. Price surrendered three runs off three hits (including two homers) in just 1.2 innings of work in the 6-2 Boston loss.

After striking out only one batter during his three innings of work on Tuesday, the 38-year-old left-hander again sounded off on Hernandez's work, taking a moment out of his postgame press conference to blast the veteran.

Game 4 was generally controversy-free, although Hernandez was behind the plate and didn't exactly have the world's most consistent strike zone for the myriad of arms that took the bump. He was awful at first base [in Monday's game]. "We have a bad night, we don't get to play". Cora preferred the matchup of the right-handed Kinsler, rather than the left-handed Holt, to face Yankees lefty CC Sabathia.

"I don't think Angel Hernandez should be umpiring playoff games", Sabathia told reporters, according to Jack Dickey of Sports Illustrated.

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