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Jim Monaghan
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Mookie Betts had four hits and drove in five runs, and Steven Wright delivered three innings of one-hit, shutout relief, as the Red Sox overcame a Giancarlo Stanton grand slam to beat the Yankees 11-6 in the Bronx. With the victory, Boston clinched the American League Eastern Division crown for the third straight year.

The two starting pitchers - Masahiro Tanaka for New York, and Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez - were both gone by the end of the fourth inning, leaving things in the hands of the respective bullpens.

Rodriguez got two outs in the fourth before loading the bases on walks.

Enter Heath Hembree.

Exit baseball, courtesy of Stanton's grand slam which put the Yankees up 6-4.

Wright settled things down for three innings while Boston went to work on the Yankees bullpen.

The Red Sox closed to within one run in the fifth when Betts scored on a double play ground out by J.D. Martinez. They put the game away with three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead off the seventh and two more runs scored later in the inning on an errant throw from center field by Aaron Hicks that ended up in the seats on the third base line.

Betts added the finishing touch with a three-run blast off Aroldis Chapman in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth, finishing off the game by striking out Stanton.

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Jim Monaghan 9/21/2018 10:39:00 AM Edit
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