Baseball’s common season closed with a flourish — the New York Yankees and Boston each received of their final at-bat to wrap up playoff spots.

And for some time, it appeared like there is perhaps much more pleasure than that.


The Red Sox host the Yankees within the AL wild-card recreation Tuesday. That would be the first time these rivals have performed a winner-take-all matchup in Boston since their one-game tiebreaker for the 1978 AL East title. Bucky Dent famously hit an enormous house run for New York, however there have been additionally two different homers in that recreation, each by Hall of Famers. Who hit them?


Brandon Lowe homered 3 times in Tampa Bay’s 12-2 win over the Yankees on Saturday. That was the a centesimal victory of the 12 months for the Rays, the primary time they’ve reached that mark.


Colorado allowed seven runs within the third inning at Arizona on Friday night time. It was nonetheless 7-0 within the sixth when the Rockies rallied with six runs of their very own. Then they scored three runs within the ninth and received 9-7. At one level Colorado had a 0.9% likelihood to win, in line with Baseball Savant.

That was considered one of 110 losses this season for Arizona, which completed tied with Baltimore for the worst file within the majors.


Every out was huge for the Yankees of their 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday that wrapped up their playoff spot. Shortstop Gio Urshela caught a foul popup at full pace after a long term within the sixth inning, and his momentum despatched him falling down the steps into the Rays’ dugout. He held onto the ball for the out and stayed within the recreation for a bit, though he was finally changed.


Carl Yastrzemski and Reggie Jackson.