Severino, then Sabathia for Yankees in Games 3, 4

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It is hard to argue with that assessment after the team's wild-card win. Despite missing a large portion of the season due to a fractured wrist, Aaron Judge is clearly ready for the spotlight.

It's safe to say that Judge had little doubt about that swing.

At the time of the sports-action footage you're about to see, the Yankees' lead was 3-0. Next stop for the Yankees: Fenway Park and the rival Red Sox.

Luis Severino will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series for the New York Yankees and CC Sabathia will start Game 4 against the Red Sox if necessary.

In Happ's four starts that he had against the Red Sox this year, he posted a 1.99 ERA with 29 strikeouts giving up 17 hits and five earned runs.

"I was already excited from the national anthem on", said Judge, who hit his second homer since returning in mid-September after missing seven weeks with a broken right wrist. This time the Yanks relied on the long-ball. Boston players were livid Austin slid spikes-first into shortstop Brock Holt earlier in the game.

This time, Severino had a no-decision to savor.

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Then the following July, Boston's Bronson Arroyo hit New York's Alex Rodriguez with a pitch, A-Rod stared at the pitch as he walked toward first, catcher Jason Varitek got between them and pushed the AL MVP, leading to dugouts and bullpens emptying.

NY opened a 6-0 lead in the bottom half. He chugged into third with his first big league triple and let loose with a holler.

The Yankees survived the loser-goes-home affair against the risky A's because starting pitcher Luis Severino rewarded Aaron Boone for his faith and Aaron Judge guided the offense with a first-inning, two-run homer and sixth-inning double.

After Treinen walked Stanton, and Voit hit an opposite-field drive to right, thinking it was a home run and raising his right arm at the plate. But if NY have everyone available, the argument can be made that they can keep up with the top team in a slugfest. Athletics closer Blake Treinen is set up by mid-season acquisitions Jeurys Familia and Fernando Rodney, while the Yankees have Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, Dellin Betances and mid-season pickup Zach Britton in their late-inning arsenal.

Oakland was a little engine that could, coming off three straight last-place finishes and last in opening-day payroll before creeping up to 28th following midseason acquisitions to bolster its injury devastated pitching staff.

In doing so he became the first Australian in history to start a playoff game - and also the first pitcher in history to start a playoff without chalking up a regular season win. "We went with our best guys, and they beat us".

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