Police step up security at Fenway Park as Red Sox fight to even up ALDS

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police stepped up security at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox fought to stay alive in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday. The beefed up security measures will remain in place on Monday for Game 4

Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep.

Then he gave the Red Sox exactly what they wished for… more October baseball.

“I just tried to wake everybody up,” Ramirez said after delivering four hits and three RBIs to lead the AL East champions to a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

“I think that’s my job: Find a way to come through in big situations,” said the designated hitter. “It’s the playoffs. It’s go time.”

David Price pitched four scoreless innings after another Boston starter faltered and 20-year-old Rafael Devers hit the go-ahead homer to help the Red Sox snap a five-game postseason losing streak.

Mitch Moreland had three of Boston’s 15 hits — matching its combined total from Games 1 and 2, a pair of 8-2 losses. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first postseason homer, a three-run shot in a six-run seventh that put the game away.

As the team battled for the win, officers took to rooftops, watching for threats less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

Sox fans arrived early to the ballpark after being warned that security screenings would be increased, including police K-9’s patrolling Yawkey Way.

After the game, fans said they felt safe. A father from Lynn brought his young son and said he didn’t mind the strong police presence.

Boston and Houston will square off Monday at 1 p.m. for Game 4. Rick Porcello will get the ball for Boston.

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