It only took 104 wins to get there, but the Boston Red Sox have clinched the American League East for the third year in a row defeating the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.
After dropping the first two games of their three-game series, the Red Sox bats came alive against the Yankee bullpen. In the Seventh inning, down by a run, Jackie Bradley, Jr. launched a game-tying Home run to right field. In that same inning, the Red Sox would find themselves with the baseball loaded and Dellin Betances looking in at Xander Bogaerts.
A sac fly and a throwing error by Yankee center fielder, Aaron Hicks, would plate two and get the Sox a lead they would not relinquish. An inning later, Mookie Betts would seal the win for the Beantown Boys with a three-run DONG to left field off Yankee fireballer Aroldis Chapman.
The Red Sox are your 2018 American League East Champions.
Wright came into a 6-4 ballgame and proceeded to pitch 3 solid innings giving up one hit to the Bronx
The Red Sox are also two wins away from tying the franchise record for most wins in a season. Is it possible that we’re watching the greatest team in Red Sox history? Only time will tell.
As it stands right now, if the Yankees win the AL Wild Card game, this will be the first round match for each team. With the AL East sewn up, the Yankees now turn their attention to the
If the Yankees can hold off the Athletics, they’ll get another chance to take on the Sox. A series they’ll be eagerly awaiting. In order for that to happen, they need to hold off the A’s.
Get a refill on your heart pills. This is going to be wild ride.