New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez entered Game 2 of the ALDS with ridiculous career numbers against Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price: 6-for-13, with five homers, 11 RBI, and two walks. And in his first plate appearance on Saturday night, Sanchez once again took Price deep.
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That homer came after Aaron Judge hit this 445-foot blast against Price in the first inning.
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Price only lasted 1 2/3 of innings (three earned runs allowed), and was booed off the field by Red Sox fans at Fenway Park. Results like Saturday night are nothing new for Price in the postseason.
David Price's teams fall to 0-10 in his postseason starts.
That's the most career postseason starts without a team win. He's the 70th pitcher with 10+ postseason starts.
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And even with Price out of the game, Sanchez was still able to do some more dinger damage. This three-run bomb in the seventh inning went 479 feet!
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Longest postseason HRs in four years of Statcast:
491 ft — Willson Contreras (2017)
479 ft — Gary Sanchez (tonight)
459 ft — Kyle Schwarber (2015)
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The Yankees went on to win the game 6-2 and have evened up the series 1-1. They also now have home field advantage over the rest of the series with the next two games at Yankee Stadium.