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Red Sox Rock Yanks in AL Wild Card

October 6, 2021 Red Sox Rock Yanks in AL Wild Card

By: Carlos Alvarez

Boston Defeats New York (6-2) To Set Up Matchup With The Rays in ALDS

Boston is moving on! In what was arguably the most anticipated Wild Card matchup since the MLB introduced the one-game playoff format in 2012, the Red Sox took care of business against the Yankees at Fenway and will move on to a best-of-5 series against the Rays on Thursday in Game 1 of the ALDS.

 

Xander Bogarts launched a two-run shot to dead-center to get the scoring going in the first. Kyle Schwarber then hit a solo homer in the third to extend the lead to 3-0 which led to the Yankees pulling their ace Gerrit Cole. From that point on, Boston didn’t look back as they cruised to a 6-2 victory over their historic rival.

 

After being lit up for seven earned runs in just 2.2 innings by New York just eleven days prior, Nathan Eovaldi was locked in from the start, fanning eight batters and only allowing one run in 5.1 innings pitched. Cole, on the other hand, continued his late season struggles, allowing 3 runs in just 2.0 innings pitched.

 

Watch: Red Sox Roll Yankees in AL Wild Card (6-2)

 

The Red Sox now face the Al East champion Rays who had the best record in the American League with 100 wins. Tampa Bay won the season series 11-8.

 

Additional Storylines

ESPN: Boston Red Sox Oust New York Yankees to Win Wild Card, Advance to ALDS

Yahoo: Giancarlo Stanton Standing on Second Base screaming (Expletive) Speaks for an Entire Yankees Franchise and Fan Base

 

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