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Boston beats the Yankees 6-2 to advance in the playoffs. Bogaerts 2-run HR, Schwarber solo HR


In the AL wild card game it was the Red Sox over the Yankees 6-2. Boston advance in the playoffs and play Tampa in a 5-game series beginning on Thursday.

The starters were: Gerrit Cole vs. Nathan Eovaldi

In the top of the 1st Stanton hit what looked like was a HR, but instead was a long single that hit the top of the wall and fell back onto the field.

In the bottom of the 1st, Boston took an early lead when Devers walked and then Bogaerts homered to center.

In the bottom of the 3rd Schwarber hit a solo HR to make it 3-0. With that Yankees got their bullpen going. Cole walked the next batter and was taken out of the game.

Cole threw 50 pitches and went just 2 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 4 batters and walked 2.

In the top of the 6th, Rizzo got the Yankees on the board with a solo HR. Verdugo with a RBI double to make it a 4-1 game.

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Eovaldi went 5.1 innings allowed 1 run on 4 hits and struck out 8 batters.

In the 7th, Verdugo with a 2-run single that made it 6-1. In the 9th, Stanton hit a solo HR to make it 6-2, and that is how the game and the Yankee season ended.

Eovaldi outpitched and outlasted Cole. Yankee pitchers walked 7 batters which contributed to runs. Boston pitchers didn't walk a single batter.

Yankees were without their versatile infielder DJ LeMahieu was placed on the injured list Sunday.

Boston was without J.D. Martinez who has been left off the playoff roster for the wild card game as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle. He's listed as day-to-day.

You have to wonder what changes will the Yankees make now that their season is over. Will their manager Aaron Boone be back? Will free agent to be Anthony Rizzo sign with the Yankees?

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