The New York Yankees normally don't want anything to do with the Boston Red Sox, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
The 2022 MLB Playoffs have been full of surprises thus far, but New York using Boston's success as a motivation tool before a pivotal game might be the biggest one yet.
The Yankees may be down 0-3 to the Houston Astros in the ALCS, but they know first-hand how that isn't a death sentence. New York famously blew a 3-0 series lead to Boston in the 2004 ALCS, becoming the only team in MLB history to do so.
Eighteen years later, the Yankees are hoping to be on the right side of history this time. They spent their hours before Game 4 on Sunday watching highlight videos of the Red Sox's epic comeback. Even more surprisingly, the team got Boston legend and 2004 postseason hero David Ortiz to FaceTime into their pregame meeting.
After getting shut out at home in Game 3, New York is desperate for a win and will do anything to get one. If the Yankees can't find a way to beat the Astros on Sunday, their season is over.
New York is currently a -122 moneyline favorite to win Game 4 on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds but is a +1400 longshot to win the series. Improbable, but as Boston fans will tell you, not impossible.
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