Red Sox End Season With Win Over The Playoff-bound Yankees

Red Sox win, but it's Yankees going to playoffs

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – The New York Yankees missed a chance for their
second straight AL East title and wound up with a wild-card berth
in the playoffs, completing a rare late-season fade with an 8-4
loss to the Boston Red Sox 8-4 Sunday.
      The Yankees open the postseason at Minnesota on Wednesday, while
Tampa Bay wins the AL East and starts at home against Texas.
      New York was 66-37 at the start of play on Aug. 1, but went just
29-30 the rest of the way. It was just the second time the Yankees
led through games of Labor Day and failed to finish first,
according to STATS LLC. The others were in 1906 and 1944.
      
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