Boston Red Sox

BOSTON – The Yankees will host the A’s in the American League Wild Card game on Wednesday.

New York smashed four home runs on their way to a 11-6 win over the Red Sox, clinching the first American League Wild Card spot and earning home field advantage in the play-in game.

Luke Voit, Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez, and Aaron Judge went deep for New York as the Yankees pulled into a tie with the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most home runs by a team in a single season in MLB history with 264.

Steve Pearce hit a grand slam for Boston and drove in a run in the eighth inning for a five-RBI night.

Brian Johnson got the start and went three innings. The lefty allowed two runs on three hits and walked two men.

The Yankees teed off on the Red Sox bullpen. William Cuevas was tagged for six runs and recorded just one out. Drew Pomeranz gave up two runs and Bobby Poyner was charged with one run.

The Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound in game two of the weekend series on Saturday.