Wild-card fight: New York Yankees “knocked out” Boston

Wild-card fight: New York Yankees “knocked out” Boston

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Unstoppable, so they march the New York Yankees in these last four days. This friday night beat the Boston Red Sox 8 runs to 3 at Fenway Park, and approaches them in the fight for the first ticket to the wild card of the Major League Baseball Playoffs.

Gerrit Cole (16-8) shut out his opponents with a two-hit ball until the sixth inning, since did not allow the Red Sox unstoppable for three and two-thirds chapters.

Nathan Eovaldi (10-9) it barely survived the first episode, but was shipwrecked in the third. In this way, heThe Yankees reached their fourth win in a row, in advance of American League Wild Card Clash.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer for the New York team to cut a seven-game winning streak for Boston. The Venezuelan Gleyber Torres went 5-3, with one run scored and two produced, while the Colombian Giovanny Urshela went 5-1.

For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Enrique Hernández from 3-2, with one scored, and Christian Vázquez 3-0. Rafael Devers 4-1, with one run scored and three produced. The Cuban José Iglesias 3-1. The Mexican Alex Verdugo 4-0.

Fight for the joker

To the Boston team it didn’t help to wear yellow, uniform that had given him luck in a Fenway Park at full capacity, just for the third time this season.

Red Sox own first wild-card berth to Playoffs, while the Yankees are a game behind, with the second invitation. The Toronto Blue Jays, meanwhile, fell to two games to New York after a loss at Minnesota.

Unless the Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners (two games behind) or Oakland Athletics (four down) can catch up, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees would meet on October 5, in the duel that will define the team that advances to the Divisional Series.

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