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Sox finish off historic season with rout of Yankees

04 October 2018

Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Tzu-Wei Lin (30) during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The Red Sox will open the best-of-five series Friday night at Fenway Park against the Yankees, with Game 2 on Saturday before the series moves to NY. NY and the Boston Red Sox are both locked into their postseason roles, both with home field advantage.

Last week, the Yankees became the first team to have 12 players hit at least 10 home runs in a season. Majority are tasteless and show little to no class. Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton homered in Saturday's 8-5 win against the Red Sox.

Lance Lynn pitches for the Yankees, who haven't won 100 games since winning the World Series in 2009, against former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi, who has pitched his way into the postseason starting rotation for Boston.

The MLB record for that category is 24, held by this year's Yankees - who reached the mark thanks to Giancarlo Stanton's two-homer game on Thursday - as well as the 1961 Yankees and the 1966 Braves.

The verdict on Cora's first season at the helm could hinge on the Red Sox' ability to suppress the Yankees' sluggers in a potential best-of-five division series - provided the Yankees beat the Athletics on Wednesday.

The home run record wasn't the only one to fall.

The 99th victory of the season clinched home field for the Yankees in the wild-card playoff game Wednesday against Oakland.

Cessa (1-4) got just one out, allowing four runs - three earned - on five hits. Hicks hit a three-run shot in New York's six-run fourth.

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"I loved the way we fought", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. Boston has been able to win so many games by outslugging its opponents, but in a tight playoff contest, somebody is going to have to step up out of the bullpen.

Stanton said he doesn't believe the man meant to hit him.

The Yankees went into Saturday's game with a home run every 20.62 at-bats, and 1.65 homers a game, both major league records.

The night before, Judge walloped a pitch from Boston's Bobby Poyner to tie the record and turn the inevitable into reality.

"I'd love to get the nod", he said.

Yankees: All-Star RHP Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39 ERA) had been listed to start Sunday, but was scratched. Andujar hit his 47th double, tied for second-most for a rookie in major league history.

As such, the Red Sox will be depending on Sale to log a quality start Friday night, regardless of his velocity.

While Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have grabbed most of the headlines in 2018, Xander Bogaerts has quietly put together a breakout season for the Boston Red Sox. In June, when the team was still struggling, the A's were as high as 250-1 to win the World Series.

Sox finish off historic season with rout of Yankees