Yankees vs. Red Sox live score, updates, highlights of the 2021 AL wildcard game

The Red Sox and Yankees are adding another chapter to their historic rivalry on Tuesday night.

These two teams have faced each other four times in post-season history—five times if you factor in the 1978 game 163 tie-breaker that sent New York to the playoffs. The winner advances to the World Series every time.

This is the earliest in the playoffs that these teams have ever experienced. The winner will face another AL East team, the AL-leading Rays, in hopes of advancing to the American League Championships Series.

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The Red Sox turn to Nathan Eovaldi on the mound, the team’s best pitcher during the full 2021 season. Over the year, Eovaldi has a 3.75 ERA and a 2.79 FIP over 182.1 innings of work. In six starts against the Yankees, he has a 3.71 ERA with 34 strikeouts, 38 hits allowed and only four walks allowed in 34 innings of work.

New York will hand the ball to its ace, Gerrit Cole, who has made a season of Cy Young caliber. He has a 3.23 ERA and 2.92 FIP over 181.1 innings. However, he has struggled this season against Boston: in four starts, he has a 4.91 ERA with 31 strikeouts, nine walks and 24 hits in 22 innings.

Sporting News follows live score updates and highlights from Yankees vs. Red Sox in the 2021 MLB postseason. Follow below for full results from the American League wildcard game.

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Yankees vs. Red Sox live updates, highlights from 2021 AL wild-card game

20:28 Red Sox scoring game: Bogaerts launches it 427 feet to dead center for a two-run shot that puts the Red Sox in the lead. Red Sox take a 2-0 lead.

8:26 pm: Rafael Devers takes a high fastball for ball four to put a runner in first place ahead of Xander Bogaerts.

8:24 PM: Gerrit Cole gets Kike Hernandez out for the second out.

8:22 PM: Kyle Schwarber starts the Red Sox half of the inning with a flyout to the middle.

8:17 PM End of Top 1st: The third base umpire says Joey Gallo went around for the third out of the inning.

8:15 pm: Statcast has that ball exit the bat at 113.8 mph and travel 345 feet.

8:14 PM: Giancarlo Stanton crushes a throw to the left and thought it was gone, but it bounced off the Green Monster and he has to settle for a loud single.

8:13 PM: Aaron Judge flies to the right and it only took Eovaldi three throws to put down the first two Yankees.

8:11 PM: Here we go. The 2021 MLB playoffs are underway as Nathan Eovaldi’s first pitch before the first out of the inning is thrown to the first pitch by Anthony Rizzo.

8:03 PM: Jerry Remy is here to make the first pitch to Dennis Eckersley.

7:48 PM: The first pitch is thrown in 20 minutes. Here are the starting grids for the two teams.

Yankees vs. Red Sox start time

  • First pitch: 8:08 PM ET | 5:08 p.m. PT

The Yankees vs. Red Sox is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:08 p.m. ET.

How to watch MLB playoff games

ESPN will roll out its “Sunday Night Baseball” lineup to broadcast the Yankees vs. Red Sox to settle on Tuesday. Matt Vasgersian will play play-by-play with Alex Rodriguez to provide analysis and report to Buster Olney from the sidelines. In addition, there will also be a Statcast edition of the broadcast featuring Jason Benetti, Eduardo Perez and Mike Petriello on ESPN2.

Those looking to stream the game can find it on ESPN+, the ESPN app, or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

In Canada, all games will be available on Sportsnet and SN1 after the season.

2021 MLB Playoff Schedule

National League

wild card

Date Game Start time TV channel
Wednesday 6 Oct Cardinals @ Dodgers 8:10 p.m. TBS

Division Series

TBS provides the broadcast of all NLDS games in both series.

Date Game Start time TV channel
friday 8 oct TBD @ Giants, Game 1 9:37 p.m. TBS
friday 8 oct Braves @ Brewers, Game 1 4:37 pm TBS
Saturday 9 Oct. TBD @ Giants, Game 2 9:07 p.m. TBS
Saturday 9 Oct. Braves @ Brewers, Game 2 5:07 p.m. TBS
Monday Oct 11 Giants @ TBD, Game 3 To be determined TBS
Monday Oct 11 Brewers @ Braves, Game 3 To be determined TBS
tuesday 12 oct Giants @ TBD, Game 4* To be determined TBS
tuesday 12 oct Brewers @ Braves, Game 4* To be determined TBS
Thursday 14 Oct. TBD @ Giants, Game 5* To be determined TBS
Thursday 14 Oct. Braves @ Brewers, Game 5* To be determined TBS

*If necessary

Championship Series

TBS will continue its National League playoff coverage with coverage of every NLCS game.

Date Game Start time TV channel
Saturday Oct 16. TBD @ TBD, Game 1 To be determined TBS
Sunday 17 October TBD @ TBD, Game 2 To be determined TBS
tuesday 19 oct TBD @ TBD, Game 3 To be determined TBS
wednesday 20 oct TBD @ TBD, Game 4 To be determined TBS
Thursday 21 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 5* To be determined TBS
Saturday 23 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 6* To be determined TBS
Sunday 24 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 7* To be determined TBS

*If necessary

American league

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Date Game Start time TV channel
tuesday 5 oct Yankees @ Red Sox 8:08 PM ESPN

Division Series

MLB Network and FS1 will feature all ALDS games, up to potential Game 5s, which would air exclusively on FS1.

Date Game Start time TV channel
Thursday 7 Oct TBD @ Rays, Game 1 8:07 PM MLB Network/FS1
Thursday 7 Oct White Sox @ Astros, Game 1 4:07 p.m. MLB Network/FS1
friday 8 oct TBD @ Rays, Game 2 7:02 PM MLB Network/FS1
friday 8 oct White Sox @ Astros, Game 2 2:07 pm MLB Network/FS1
sunday 10 oct Rays @ TBD, Game 3 4:07 p.m. MLB Network/FS1
sunday 10 oct Astros @ White Sox, Game 3 8:07 PM MLB Network/FS1
Monday Oct 11 Rays @ TBD, Game 4* To be determined MLB Network/FS1
Monday Oct 11 Astros @ White Sox, Game 4* To be determined MLB Network/FS1
Wednesday 13 Oct. TBD @ Rays, Game 5* To be determined FS1
Wednesday 13 Oct. White Sox @ Astros, Game 5* To be determined FS1

*If necessary

Championship Series

FOX and FS1 will split the ALCS’s coverage.

Date Game Start time TV channel
Friday Oct 15. TBD @ TBD, Game 1 To be determined FOX
Saturday Oct 16. TBD @ TBD, Game 2 To be determined FOX
Monday Oct 18 TBD @ TBD, Game 3 To be determined FOX/FS1
tuesday 19 oct TBD @ TBD, Game 4 To be determined FS1
wednesday 20 oct TBD @ TBD, Game 5* To be determined FS1
Friday 22 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 6* To be determined FS1
Saturday 23 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 7* To be determined FOX/FS1

*If necessary

World Series Program

Every World Series game comes on FOX.

Date Game Start time TV channel
tuesday 26 october TBD @ TBD, Game 1 To be determined FOX
Wednesday 27 October TBD @ TBD, Game 2 To be determined FOX
Friday 29 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 3 To be determined FOX
Saturday 30 Oct. TBD @ TBD, Game 4 To be determined FOX
sunday 31 oct TBD @ TBD, Game 5* To be determined FOX
tuesday 2 nov TBD @ TBD, Game 6* To be determined FOX
wednesday 3 nov TBD @ TBD, Game 7* To be determined FOX

*If necessary

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