BOSTON – David Price added another chapter to his novel of postseason failures as the Red Sox dropped Game 2 of the ALDS to the Yankees 6-2 Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Price gave up three runs on three hits, including two home runs, and recorded only five outs before he was pulled from the game to a chorus of boos in the second inning.
Price dropped to 2-9 lifetime in the postseason. In 10 starts, the lefty is 0-9 with a 6.03 ERA.
Gary Sanchez homered twice, a solo shot off Price and a three-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez in the seventh inning.
Sanchez is now 7-for-14 against Price in his career with six home runs. He became the first Yankee catcher to homer twice in a postseason game since Yogi Berra in Game 7 of the 1956 World Series.
Aaron Judge also homered off Price.
Joe Kelly pitched well in relief, tossing 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball after replacing Price. Ryan Brasier, Brandon Workman, and Heath Hembree all had scoreless appearances.
Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Ian Kinsler doubled in the seventh.
Game 3 is Monday night at Yankee Stadium with the series tied 1-1.
Manager Alex Cora has not decided whether Rick Porcello or Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 after Porcello appeared out of the bullpen in Game 1. A decision is expected on Sunday.
Luis Severino is expected to start for the Yankees.