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Nathan Eovaldi will be Red Sox' Game 3 starter

Rob Bradford
October 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox announced Sunday that Nathan Eovaldi will be bumped up a day and get the start in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Yankees Monday night.

The original plan was for Rick Porcello to make the Yankee Stadium start but plans changed when Porcello was called into action out of the bullpen in Game 1. Eovaldi said after Game 2 he was still planning on pitching in a Game 4, but the Red Sox' changed course after meeting following their loss Saturday night.

Eovaldi has pitched very effectively against the Yankees since joining the Red Sox, turning in eight shutout innings at Fenway Park on Aug. 4 and then not allowing a run and just two hits in six innings at Yankee Stadium Sept. 18.

The Red Sox and Yankees head into Game 3 with their best-of-five series tied at 1-1.