A-Rod strikes out at Yankees, Red Sox, Yankees’ ace Alex Cobb
By Jeff GrossSTEVE RICHARDSON/Associated PressHOUSTON — The Boston Red Sox are trying to avoid a repeat of the disaster that nearly cost the Yankees the World Series in the 2017 World Series, but manager Joe Girardi and star pitcher Alex Cobb may be among the Yankees who won’t be coming home in the postseason.
Cobb has been out since late September with a back injury and is batting .233 with one homer and one RBI.
He’s hitting .254 with five homers and 12 RBI.
The Red Sox have lost eight of their last 10 games to start the season, including a seven-game sweep at the New York Yankees in October.
They’ve lost four straight to the Yankees, who are the defending American League champions.
Cobbs has won 15 of the last 17 meetings.
He led the Yankees to the World Championship in 2015 with a 2.36 ERA in 22 starts.
The Red Sox won three games in a row before a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Cox, who has thrown a no-hitter in three of his last four starts, is hitting .333 with three homers and 13 RBI.
The Yankees are 3-4 with the left-hander.
They’re playing for the first World Series since 2003.
They’re also playing in the final game of the American League Championship Series.
Cazas aces aces.