BOSTON, MA - JUNE 26: Nathan Eovaldi #17 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Fenway Park on June 26, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox are headed to the American League Division Series, after eliminating the New York Yankees in a one-game Wild Card playoff game at Fenway Park by a 6-2 final at Fenway Park. Scroll down for live updates leading up to the final out of the game.

  • Giancarlo Stanton makes it 6-2

    Not over yet. Giancarlo Stanton has been hitting the ball hard all night, and he finally gets it out of the park in the ninth inning with a home run around the Pesky Pole. It’s now 6-2 with Garrett Whitlock looking to close the game out.

  • Robles with a 1-2-3 eighth

    The Red Sox are up five runs on the Yankees and now just three outs away from advancing to the division series. Trade deadline addition Hansel Robles retired the side in order in the eighth, finishing things off with a strikeout of Anthony Rizzo on three pitches.

  • Verdugo drives in two insurance runs

    Alex Verdugo made the Yankees pay for walking too many guys. The left fielder smacked a base hit to center field, which scored both Bogaerts and Hernandez. Verdugo was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double, but the damage had been done. Red Sox break it open a bit and give their bullpen some breathing room.

  • Loaisiga Gone After Walking Two

    Another pitching change for the Yankees. Jonathan Loasiga has been pulled after walking two batters in a row, on eight pitches. Chad Green coming in to pitch to Rafael Devers with two runners on.

  • Houck Hurls 1-2-3 Inning In Playoff Debut

    Tanner Houck just did as well as one can expect for a young pitcher making his playoff debut on a stage like this.

    Houck started the inning off with a shallow line out to center field by Gleyber Torres, then struck out Brett Gardner swinging on three pitches. He got Gio Urshela swinging after battling for seven pitches to close out his first playoff inning.

  • Loaisiga stops the bleeding

    Aaron Boone’s latest pitching change worked out, as Jonathan Loaisiga escaped the sixth inning without allowing another runner to score. He first walked Hunter Renfroe, but then struck out Travis Shaw, who pinch-hit for Kevin Plawecki. He finished things off with a strikeout of Bobby Dalbec.

  • Verdugo Hits Bogaerts Home

    The Red Sox had their own play at the plate, and their guy was safe. Alex Verdugo lined a hit down the right field line, and the Red Sox sent Xander Bogaerts around home to score. It’s now 4-1 and the Yankees are making another pitching change in the sixth inning.

  • Brasier out of the jam

    Ryan Brasier follows up a clutch defensive out with a clutch pop-out to end the sixth inning. After starter Nathan Eovaldi was pulled, the Red Sox escaped the sixth with minimal damage. It’s still 3-1 Red Sox as they come to the plate in the bottom of the sixth.

  • Judge Tagged Out At Home

    Ryan Brasier follows up a clutch defensive out with a clutch pop-out to end the sixth inning. After starter Nathan Eovaldi was pulled, the Red Sox escaped the sixth with minimal damage. It’s still 3-1 Red Sox as they come to the plate in the bottom of the sixth.

    A clutch defensive play for the Red Sox. Aaron Judge is tagged out at home plate on a long extra-base hit by Giancarlo Stanton, as Kike Hernandez makes the relay through to cutoff man Xander Bogaerts, who then throws a strike to home plate.

  • Eovaldi Done In Sixth

    Suddenly, Nathan Eovaldi is out of the game. After allowing a home run to Anthony Rizzo and an infield single to Aaron Judge, Eovaldi has been pulled by Alex Cora for reliever Ryan Brasier.

    Eovaldi started the inning by striking out Rougned Odor on three pitches. But Rizzo came up next and blasted it high and around the “Pesky Pole” for his first homer of the postseason. Judge beat out a tough grounder to Xander Bogaerts, and that’s how Eovaldi finished his night.

  • Luis Severino Retires Sox In Order

    Luis Severino came into the game in relief of Clay Holmes and retired the Red Sox in order on 13 pitches. Boston will have Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts, and Alex Verdugo coming to the plate to start the sixth.

  • Five Scoreless For Eovaldi

    Nathan Eovaldi has now struck out seven in five shutout innings after retiring the Yankees in order. He struck out Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka, the latter to close out the inning.

    Eovaldi has thrown 64 pitches, 47 for strikes. Still just the two hits for the Yankees as far as baserunners are concerned.

  • Holmes escapes another jam

    Clay Holmes is through another scoreless inning. The bottom of the fourth started with a single by Hunter Renfroe, but Holmes then induced a double-play to Kevin Plawecki. Bobby Dalbec flew out to shallow right field to end the inning for Holmes.

  • Eovaldi through four scoreless innings

    Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi continues to cruise, having now completed four scoreless innings on 53 pitches. Eovaldi has thrown 40 of his 53 pitches for strikes and allowed just two baserunners so far.

    Eovaldi started off the inning by striking out Giancarlo Stanton swinging. Joey Gallo and Gleyber Torres then flew out to finish the frame.

  • Yankees Escape Major Jam with no damage

    For one inning, Aaron Boone’s decision to pull Gerrit Cole has worked out. Clay Holmes got the Yankees out of the bases-loaded, no-out jam with a strikeout of Xander Bogaerts and a double-play groundout by Alex Verdugo just two pitches later.

    We’ll see, however, how much Cole’s early exit affects the Yanks’ bullpen as the game goes on.

  • Gerrit Cole done after 2-plus innings

    In a surprise move, Gerrit Cole has been pulled from the game after only 2-plus innings for the Yankees. Cole allowed a leadoff home run to Kyle Schwarber, an infield single to Kiké Hernandez, and a walk to Rafael Devers before being yanked.

    Clay Holmes is now in for the Yankees, pitching to Xander Bogaerts with the bases loaded.

  • Schwarber hits second home run of game for Red Sox

    This is why the Red Sox got Kyle Schwarber. Legitimate left-handed power with a playoff pedigree. He’s off to a great start, as he takes Cole deep in his second at-bat with a bomb into the right field seats. Red Sox now have a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

  • Eovaldi has first 1-2-3 inning

    Nathan Eovaldi may be starting to settle in. He’s through the Yankees’ order for the first time, and he did it by retiring the side in order in the third. It wasn’t easy, as he needed to get both Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge out.

    Welp, Rizzo struck out and Judge flew out to center field – albeit, loudly. But “close” doesn’t matter here. Eovaldi now has the same pitch count (39) as Cole, with one more inning to his credit.

  • Cole escapes second inning with no runs

    Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki smacked a one-out double to give Boston a chance to extend its lead, but Gerrit Cole buttoned things up from there. Cole struck out Bobby Dalbec and Christian Arroyo back-to-back to get out of the second inning with still just a 2-0 deficit.

    Something to monitor, however: Cole is already up to 39 pitches in two innings. Five of nine at-bats so far have gone at least five pitches. The Red Sox are making him work to get them out.

  • John Sterling's call on Giancarlo Stanton's at-bat is juuust a bit off

    “Now what did I do wrong?” says John Sterling. Pretty much everything. The Yankees’ longtime radio broadcaster outdid ESPN’s outrageousness by doing his entire home run call for Stanton, who actually hit a single about halfway up the wall. Does Sterling need to get his eyes checked?

  • Eovaldi through two scoreless

    The Red Sox will come to the plate again with their two-run lead intact. Nathan Eovaldi is now through two scoreless innings, this time needing 17 pitches.

    Gio Urshela reached on an infield single on the first pitch from Eovaldi, but Kyle Higashioka couldn’t do anything with it, as he struck out to close the inning. Two strikeouts for Eovaldi so far.

  • Bogaerts homers to give Red Sox early 2-0 lead

    Xander Bogaerts has hit a home run off Yankees starter Gerrit Cole to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. Cole allowed the homer after walking Rafael Devers. Both at-bats came with two outs in the bottom of the first.

    The first inning is complete after left fielder Alex Verdugo popped out, but the damage is done for Cole.

    Here’s another view of Bogaerts’ home run, via the MLB Twitter page:

  • Stanton hits long single, but Eovaldi escapes first inning

    Nathan Eovaldi is through one inning, throwing nine of 11 pitches for strikes. The lone blemish was a long single by Giancarlo Stanton, who scraped it off the Green Monster but appeared to be trotting as if he’d hit a home run.

    Eovaldi’s fastball is cookin’ to start this thing. He consistently hit 98 mph on the radar gun, and it worked well to force a groundout by leadoff hitter Anthony Rizzo and jam Aaron Judge up high. For the final out, he gave cleanup hitter Joey Gallo a healthy dose of low breaking pitches until he couldn’t check his swing.

    Side note: What the hell was this call by Matt Vasgersian, and this tweet by ESPN? It literally was not close to being a home run.

  • Starting Lineups

    The Red Sox and Yankees released their starting lineups ahead of the game on Tuesday. Here they are, via the teams’ Twitter accounts: