in the postseason. And against the Yankees.Price lasted just 1 2/3 innings in Boston’s 6-2 AL Division Series loss on Saturday night Rollie Fingers Jersey , giving up three runs and three hits, including home runs to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez that cleared the Green Monster.He dropped to 0-9 in 10 postseason starts. Price’s postseason ERA rose to 5.38, including 6.03 as a starter, as New York evened the best-of-five series 1-1.Price trudged off the field to a chorus of boos from the Red Sox fans who had cheered him when he took the mound just an inning prior.“It’s tough,” Price said after the shortest of his 10 postseason starts . “To go out there and have that opportunity to go up 2-0, and to throw the baseball the way I did, it was definitely tough.”Of 70 pitchers with at least 10 career postseason starts, only Price doesn’t have a victory. He didn’t take the quick hook personally.“It’s the playoffs,” he said. “You see it happen all the time, especially over the past couple of years. Managers go to the bullpen extremely early. If I don’t like it, I need to pitch better. Period.”Price has linked his confidence in moving the ball around the strike zone to his success late in the regular season. He said he made a turning after an 11-1 loss at New York on July 1, when he gave up five home runs. He closed the regular season by winning seven of his last eight decisions.But he reverted to old habits on Saturday night.Sanchez’s home run made him 7 for 14 with six long balls against Price, who has now allowed 11 homers in 17 1/3 innings against the Yankees in five starts this year.Bad outing or not http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-terry-steinbach-jersey , Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he still has confidence in using Price again. While Price remains a starter, he only threw 42 pitches on Saturday and Cora hasn’t ruled out using Price in relief if needed.“Just a bad outing today,” Cora said. “It just so happened it wasn’t his day. He didn’t make pitches. We trust him. He bounced back before. We’ll talk to him and make a few adjustments and we’ll go from there.”Whatever happens during the rest of this postseason, it could factor into Price’s future in a Red Sox jersey.In the third season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has never seemed completely comfortable in front of Fenway Park’s demanding fans. He has the right to void the remainder of his contract after the World Series and become a free agent again, forfeiting $127 million in guaranteed money.When asked on Thursday if getting his first victory might endear him the Boston’s fans, Price insisted it wasn’t something he dwelled on.“If I lose the entire playoffs and we win a World Series, I’ll take that. That’s what I’m here for,” Price said. “I don’t want this to be about me and me not winning.”Whether he likes it or not, it will continue to be.But he says his goals remain the same.“I just want to win,” Price said Saturday. “That’s it. My main goal is to win in the playoffs, to win a World Series. Whatever I have to do to help us do that Dave Henderson Jersey , I’m fine with. I said it last year and I’ll say it again, I want to win. … But I know I’m more than capable of winning games as a starter in October. That’s what I’m looking forward to doing.” CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will return home after a one-day road trip that may leave them weary after a long but satisfying win.The Cubs, who were forced to travel to Washington to face the Nationals after a weekend washout, will enter Friday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on a winning note after a 10-inning, 4-3 victory.After seeing their lead shrink to one game by losing two of three to the second-place Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs will face the Reds with a 1 1/2-game lead in the National League Central. And as much as the Cubs dreaded losing an off-day Thursday for the sake of a make-up game, manager Joe Maddon won’t use the current stretch of 30 consecutive days without an off-day as an excuse.Article continues below ...“It’s just a tough stretch, man,” Maddon said this weekend, according to NBC Sports Chicago. “Fatigue is nasty. When you get a tired mind, it’s not easy to play at your top level. It’s just not. We all know what it’s like when you feel like your brain is swimming a little bit.”The Cubs’ victory Thursday provided a bit of breathing room after they entered Thursday’s game having lost four of their previous five games. Despite needing extra innings to get back on a winning track, the Cubs realize even facing the last-place Reds won’t be easy as they try to hold on to their lead in the National League Central.Because of Thursday’s trip to Washington, the start time of Friday’s game was pushed back from 1:20 p.m. CT to 7:05 p.m.Cole Hamels will take the mound for the Cubs http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-dennis-eckersley-jersey , looking to extend what’s been an impressive start to his stint with the Cubs. Hamels (9-9, 3.71 ERA) has not lost since joining the Cubs and is coming off back-to-back no-decisions after racking up a 4-0 record in August. Hamels has dominated the Reds throughout his career with an 11-1 record and a 1.86 ERA in 16 career starts against Cincinnati.In his one start against the Reds this season, Hamels got a complete-game victory, allowing eight hits and two walks but one run in Chicago’s 7-1 victory Aug. 23.The Reds will enter the series having won four of their past six games. Cincinnati took two of three against the Los Angeles Dodgers this week but failed to finish off the sweep, taking an 8-1 loss Wednesday before having Thursday off.Matt Harvey will start the series for the Reds after sticking with Cincinnati despite clearing waivers. Harvey (7-8, 4.87) has only one win in his last four starts, but that win came in his last outing — a victory against the San Diego Padres in which he surrendered two runs and four hits over six innings. In that game, Harvey struck out 10, which was his first double-digit strikeout effort in more than two years. Now, he will look to continue to roll against the Cubs on Friday.“It was just one of those days when everything was coming out pretty good,” Harvey said after the outing, according to Cincinnati.com. “I pretty much let the pitches work.”Harvey is 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA in seven career starts against Chicago. He has started three games against the Cubs this year and is 1-0 with a 2.65 ERA.