Live Update: Yankees vs. Red Sox live score, updates, highlights from the 2021 AL wild-card game

The Red Sox and Yankees will add another chapter to their historic rivalry on Tuesday night.

These two teams have faced off against one another four times in postseason history — five times if you include the 1978 game 163 tie-breaker that sent New York to the playoffs. The winner has gone on to the World Series every time.

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

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The Red Sox will turn to Nathan Eovaldi on the mound, the team’s best pitcher during the full 2021 campaign. On the year, Eovaldi has a 3.75 ERA and 2.79 FIP across 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 turned in a Cy Young-caliber season. He owns a 3.23 ERA and 2.92 FIP over 181.1 innings. He has struggled when facing Boston this season, however: In four starts, he has a 4.91 ERA with 31 strikeouts, nine walks and 24 hits in 22 innings.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Yankees vs. Red Sox in the 2021 MLB postseason. Follow below for complete results from the American League wild-card game.

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

8:15 p.m.: Statcast has that ball leaving the bat at 113.8 mph and traveling 345 feet.

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

8:13 p.m.: Aaron Judge flies out to right, and it has taken Eovaldi just three pitches to set down the first two Yankees.

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

8:03 p.m.: Jerry Remy is here to throw out the first pitch to Dennis Eckersley.

7:48 p.m.: First pitch is set to be thrown in 20 minutes. Here are the starting lineups for the two teams.

Yankees vs. Red Sox start time

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

The Yankees vs. Red Sox game is scheduled to start at 8:08 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

How to watch MLB playoff games

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

Those hoping 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 postseason games are available on Sportsnet and SN1.

MLB playoff schedule 2021

National League

Wild card

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Wednesday, Oct. 6Cardinals @ Dodgers8:10 p.m.TBS

Division Series

TBS will handle the broadcast for all NLDS games in both series.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Friday, Oct. 8TBD @ Giants, Game 19:37 p.m.TBS
Friday, Oct. 8Braves @ Brewers, Game 14:37 p.m.TBS
Saturday, Oct. 9TBD @ Giants, Game 29:07 p.m.TBS
Saturday, Oct. 9Braves @ Brewers, Game 25:07 p.m.TBS
Monday, Oct. 11Giants @ TBD, Game 3TBDTBS
Monday, Oct. 11Brewers @ Braves, Game 3TBDTBS
Tuesday, Oct. 12Giants @ TBD, Game 4*TBDTBS
Tuesday, Oct. 12Brewers @ Braves, Game 4*TBDTBS
Thursday, Oct. 14TBD @ Giants, Game 5*TBDTBS
Thursday, Oct. 14Braves @ Brewers, Game 5*TBDTBS

*If necessary

Championship Series

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

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Saturday, Oct. 16TBD @ TBD, Game 1TBDTBS
Sunday, Oct. 17TBD @ TBD, Game 2TBDTBS
Tuesday, Oct. 19TBD @ TBD, Game 3TBDTBS
Wednesday, Oct. 20TBD @ TBD, Game 4TBDTBS
Thursday, Oct. 21TBD @ TBD, Game 5*TBDTBS
Saturday, Oct. 23TBD @ TBD, Game 6*TBDTBS
Sunday, Oct. 24TBD @ TBD, Game 7*TBDTBS

*If necessary

American League

Wild card

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Tuesday, Oct. 5Yankees @ Red Sox8:08 p.m.ESPN

Division Series

MLB Network and FS1 will carry all the ALDS games, until potential Game 5s, which would be broadcast exclusively on FS1.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Thursday, Oct. 7TBD @ Rays, Game 18:07 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Thursday, Oct. 7White Sox @ Astros, Game 14:07 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Friday, Oct. 8TBD @ Rays, Game 27:02 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Friday, Oct. 8White Sox @ Astros, Game 22:07 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Sunday, Oct. 10Rays @ TBD, Game 34:07 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Sunday, Oct. 10Astros @ White Sox, Game 38:07 p.m.MLB Network/FS1
Monday, Oct. 11Rays @ TBD, Game 4*TBDMLB Network/FS1
Monday, Oct. 11Astros @ White Sox, Game 4*TBDMLB Network/FS1
Wednesday, Oct. 13TBD @ Rays, Game 5*TBDFS1
Wednesday, Oct. 13White Sox @ Astros, Game 5*TBDFS1

*If necessary

Championship Series

FOX and FS1 will split coverage of the ALCS.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Friday, Oct. 15TBD @ TBD, Game 1TBDFOX
Saturday, Oct. 16TBD @ TBD, Game 2TBDFOX
Monday, Oct. 18TBD @ TBD, Game 3TBDFOX/FS1
Tuesday, Oct. 19TBD @ TBD, Game 4TBDFS1
Wednesday, Oct. 20TBD @ TBD, Game 5*TBDFS1
Friday, Oct. 22TBD @ TBD, Game 6*TBDFS1
Saturday, Oct. 23TBD @ TBD, Game 7*TBDFOX/FS1

*If necessary

World Series schedule

Every World Series game will be on FOX.

DateGameStart timeTV channel
Tuesday, Oct. 26TBD @ TBD, Game 1TBDFOX
Wednesday, Oct. 27TBD @ TBD, Game 2TBDFOX
Friday, Oct. 29TBD @ TBD, Game 3TBDFOX
Saturday, Oct. 30TBD @ TBD, Game 4TBDFOX
Sunday, Oct. 31TBD @ TBD, Game 5*TBDFOX
Tuesday, Nov. 2TBD @ TBD, Game 6*TBDFOX
Wednesday, Nov. 3TBD @ TBD, Game 7*TBDFOX

*If necessary

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