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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Talk about a bizarre couple of games.

The Red Sox lost to the Yankees Wednesday night...and still clinched the American League East crown. The Yankees won again last night...and were still eliminated from the Wild Card race.

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C.C. Sabathia struck out eight hitters in 7.1 innings as Boston fell 5-1 in the Bronx, suffering their third loss in a row.

Henry Owens took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks over 4.2 innings. He also struck out six.

The lone Boston run came in the fourth inning on Xander Bogaerts' 21st home run of the year.

David Ortiz, making his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, struck out and walked in two plate appearances.

He was honored by the Yankees in a pre-game ceremony in which he was presented with a custom-made leather-bound book containing personal letters to him from current and former Yankee players, and an oil painting (pictured) depicting Ortiz tipping his helmet to fans at Yankee Stadium.

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Jim Monaghan 9/30/2016 07:41:00 AM Edit
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