Bogaerts, Red Sox Dent Cole, Beat Yanks 6-2 In AL Wild Card
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber homered off Yankees ace Gerrit Cole to help the Boston Red Sox beat New York 6-2 in the AL wild-card game.
Nathan Eovaldi took a shutout into the sixth inning for Boston.
The Red Sox will play the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays in the best-of-five Division Series starting Thursday night in Florida.
A year after baseball took its postseason into neutral site bubbles to protect against the pandemic, a sellout crowd of 38,324 filled Fenway Park to rekindle one of the sport’s most passionate rivalries.
They saw Boston beat New York in the postseason for the third straight time.