Boston Red Sox

BOSTON – It’s official now: the Red Sox are headed to the playoffs.

The Sox picked up a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Fenway Park, clinching a playoff spot in the process. They became the first team in baseball to earn their way to October and are now just one win away from their first 100-win season since 1946.

Brock Holt’s pinch-hit, three-run homer sparked a comeback for the Sox, who trailed 2-0 heading into the seventh inning.

Chris Sale threw just one inning in his return from the disabled list. The lefty tossed 26 pitches and struck out two Blue Jays before throwing a bullpen session after his start.

The initial plan called for Sale to throw two innings or 40 pitches, but Manager Alex Cora said he decided to pull Sale after his heavy workload in the first inning.

Sale will next start on Sunday against the New York Mets.