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Bogaerts, Red Sox dent Cole, beat Yanks 6-2 in AL wild card

The Boston Red Sox celebrate after they defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in an American League...
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after they defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in an American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Fenway Park, Tuesday.(Charles Krupa | AP)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 9:37 AM EDT
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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.

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