Yankees Accept Wild Card As Purple Sox Clinch A.L. East Name

When the Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, the Red Sox needed mere minutes to match it.
Unofficially, the chase ended about an hour earlier, when the Red Sox opened a 5-0 lead, rendering the Yankees’ 2-0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays essentially meaningless.
Still, to the very end, the Yankees held out hope that they could wind up in a tie with the Red Sox atop the division and force a one-game playoff on Monday to decide the A.L.
PhotoThe Yankees’ pursuit of the American League East title officially ended late Saturday afternoon, when the Boston Red Sox completed a 6-3 victory over the Houston Astros for their 93rd win of the season, a mark the Yankees cannot match.
For the first three innings, the two games mirrored each other, out for out and virtually pitch for pitch.

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