Third Time's the Charm as Sox Celebrate
Boston was ready to clinch the AL East when they arrived in New York on Tuesday. After two Yankees wins this week, an 11-6 victory finally brought a Red Sox celebration on Yankees soil. It's also the Red Sox third straight division title.
Big Bat Betts
Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts had the big bat of the night, going 4-for-5 from the plate with a home run and 5 RBIs.
Bronx Roller Coaster
This game was an up-and-down ride throughout. The Sox took an early 3-0 lead before giving up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton in the 4th. After trailing 6-4, Jackie Bradley Jr. went yard to tie the game, then a flurry of Sox base knocks and flyouts drove in runs throughout the latter innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out Stanton for the game's final out, and the celebration began.
History in Boston
With a record of 104-49 with nine games to play, Boston will tie the franchise record for most wins in a season with their next victory. They've nearly locked in the No. 1 seed in the AL playoffs, and there's a good chance they'll host the winner of the Yankees and Athletics in October.