Red Sox - 000 100 000 - 1 4 0 Yankees - 100 012 01x - 5 8 0CC Sabathia pitched well (7.1-4-1-2-8, 105) as the Yankees finished a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
New York's three wins were utterly meaningless, though, as the AL-East-champion Red Sox will be playing in the ALDS next week, while the fourth-place Yankees will watch that (and every other) postseason series at home on their big-screen TVs.
During the game, the Yankees were mathematically eliminated from the 2016 postseason. Enjoy your sweep, losers!
Xander Boagerts hit a solo home run in the fourth. ... David Ortiz struck out and walked in his two plate appearances.
Hill, 3BAll I know is that the Red Sox will be playing baseball next week ... and the Yankees will not.
David Ortiz: "I wanted to celebrate on that field so bad, but it is what it is. We're going to celebrate anyway."
Jackie Bradley: "[A]s soon as we got in here, we quickly got over it. We're ecstatic. We're glad to be able to go to the postseason and make some noise."
John Farrell: "I told them, don't let one inning take away from what they've done for seven full months."
John Henry: "When a team is as effective as this team has been on the road late in the season, you know there's something special. I feel pretty good. Let's put it this way: Where we are now, I wouldn't want to play us going into the playoffs because this is a really talented team and really tough."
April 14, 1933: Red Ruffing (NY's starting pitcher), Yankees 6-2
August 12, 1942: Charlie Keller, Yankees 8-4
July 11, 1959: Don Buddin, Red Sox 8-4 (10)
September 28, 2016: Mark Teixeira, Yankees 5-3