The Boston Red Sox have again eliminated their historic rivals. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game (BOS 6, NYY 2) on Tuesday, as they move on to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS. The Red Sox have now eliminated the Yankees in each of their last three postseason meetings (2004 ALCS, 2018 ALDS, 2021 Wild Card Game).
Gerrit Cole did not have it all Tuesday, surrendering two homers and three runs in two innings plus three batters. It is tied for the shortest start of his career. Xander Bogaerts (two-run) and Kyle Schwarber (solo) took Cole deep. Boston tacked on runs against New York's bullpen late, and the Yankees could only muster Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton solo homers in the winner-take-all affair.
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