AL East Champs! Red Sox Win AL East For 3rd Consecutive Year [VIDEO]
The 3rd time was a charm as the Boston Red Sox won the AL East on Thursday, September 20th, as the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 11-6. It was the 3rd consecutive year that the Red Sox are AL East champions.
Mookie Betts powered the Red Sox, going 4-5 and driving in 5 runs. His 30th homer in the 8th inning put the game out of reach. Betts is now only the 2nd Red Sox leadoff hitter (Nomar Garciaparra the other) with 30 homers in a season.
Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in 2 runs, including hitting his 13th homer of the season.
Eduardo Rodriguez went 3.2 innings allowing 5 runs, on 4 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 7. Steven Wright pitched 3 shutout innings to pick up the win.
The Red Sox are now 104-49 and are just 2 wins away from the franchise record for wins, which currently is 105 and belongs to the 1912 team. The Red Sox will play Cleveland Friday night, September 21st with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA. Chris Sale is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox.