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Lineups for ALDS Game 4 between Red Sox, Yankees

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The Red Sox will try to close out the ALDS with a win over the Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday night. TBS will have the broadcast and first pitch is slated for 8:07 PM ET. Here are your lineups:

Red Sox

RF Mookie Betts
LF Andrew Benintendi
1B Steve Pearce
DH J.D. Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Eduardo Núñez
CF Jackie Bradley, Jr.
C Christian Vásquez

SP Rick Porcello

Pearce is back at first base with the lefty on the bump for the Yankees. Sandy Leon got the start behind the plate for the first two games of the series. Now Vásquez is getting his second consecutive start.

Yankees

CF Aaron Hicks
RF Aaron Judge
SS Didi Gregorius
DH Giancarlo Stanton
1B Luke Voit
3B Neil Walker
C Gary Sánchez
2B Gleyber Torres
LF Brett Gardner

SP CC Sabathia

Hicks is back in the lineup after sitting for Games 2 and 3. Miguel Andújar is notably absent. He’s 2-for-10 in the postseason thus far. Instead, Walker is drawing the start at third base. We know that’s not based on career matchup stats, as Walker is 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against Porcello in his career.

If the Red Sox can defeat the Yankees tonight, they will punch their ticket to the ALCS for the first time since 2013. The Yankees are hoping to stave off elimination and fight their way back into the ALCS after losing there in seven games to the Astros last year.

Video: Cubs score run on Pirates’ appeal throw

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2019 has been one long nightmare for the Pirates. They’re in last place in the NL Central, have had multiple clubhouse fights, and can’t stop getting into bench-clearing incidents. The embarrassment continued on Sunday as the club lost 16-6 to the Cubs, suffering a three-game series sweep in Chicago.

One of those 16 runs the Pirates allowed was particularly noteworthy. In the bottom of the third inning, with the game tied at 5-5, the Cubs had runners on first and second with two outs. Tony Kemp hit a triple to right field, allowing both Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward to score to make it 7-5. The Pirates thought one of the Cubs’ base runners didn’t touch third base on their way home. Reliever Michael Feliz attempted to make an appeal throw to third base, but it was way too high for Erik González to catch, so Kemp scored easily on the error.

The Pirates lost Friday’s game to the Cubs 17-8 and Saturday’s game 14-1. They were outscored 47-15 in the three-game series. According to Baseball Reference, since 1908, the Pirates never allowed 14+ runs in three consecutive games and only did it two games in a row twice before this series, in 1949 and in 1950. The Cubs scored 14+ in three consecutive games just one other time, in 1930.