The Red Sox Rouse are ready to Payback the Cleveland Indians which is what the heat of the moment!

Taking a look back at previous year incident when the Cleveland Indians had swept the Red Sox Rouse in a division series, now that it has become evident the team is in mood to payback.

David Price, who was the leader of the Red Sox, who also pitched up four scoreless innings out of the bullpen to settle his young teammates on their way to an emphatic 10-3 victory that set up Game 4 at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon.

Boston’s three championships in this century, beginning with 2004, have been associated with epic hair (Johnny Damon) and epic beards (much of the 2013 group) and slightly mystifying team slogans (“Cowboy Up”).

Manager John Farrell said, “David Price took over from the mound today”, well now this was the kind of statement Red Sox’s fans were eager to hear for two years.

However, Boston’s three championships in this century, beginning with 2004, have been associated with epic hair (Johnny Damon) and epic beards (much of the 2013 group) and slightly mystifying team slogans (“Cowboy Up”).

In September, the Red Sox, with Price again available to pitch, decided to use him out of the bullpen rather than as part of the rotation.

Price, himself, was often more of a distraction in 2017 than anything else, being hampered by elbow problems and creating a disturbing confrontation with the Red Sox announcer Dennis Eckersley over his commentary on the team. The pressures of trying to live up to the seven-year, $217 million contract that Price signed with Boston before last season appeared to be getting to him.

But the Red Sox lineup, led by Hanley Ramirez, who vowed to cut off his dreadlocks if Boston rallied to win the series, quickly answered. The rookie third baseman Rafael Devers blasted a long drive over the bullpen in right-center field for a two-run homer in the third inning, putting the Red Sox up by 4-3 — their first postseason lead since Game 1 of last year’s division series.

At that point the Red Sox handed the ball to Price and asked him to keep Houston in check.

He did, hurling four shutout innings and allowing only four hits. He also struck out four Astros, with Red Sox fans reacting each time as if Price were the second coming of Pedro Martinez.

Price did not get the victory, which means his career postseason won-loss record remains an unsightly 2-8, but by the time he was done for the day, Boston had an insurmountable 10-3 lead and a renewed sense of determination.

They were feisty words from the manager at the end of an emotional afternoon as the Red Sox, motivated by resentment and pride, were able to make this into a real series after all.

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