Yankees set single-season home run record with 265th of season

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Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the New York Yankees broke the major league record for home runs in a season and reached 100 wins with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Baseball fans in New England won't be forgetting about this magical 2018 season for their beloved Boston Red Sox any time soon.

Brock Holt hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Red Sox, who could be hosting the Yankees in the AL Division Series starting week.

Red Sox: In winning their third straight AL East title and setting a franchise record for wins, the Red Sox improved by 15 victories over their 2017 record.

The Red Sox, who clinched the best record in baseball with a franchise-record 107 wins, were hoping to make things hard for their archrivals - and the A's, too - by forcing the victor of the wild-card game to fly cross-country next week.

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The fan revealed Sunday he wasn't even a Red Sox fan and that he just wanted to throw the ball back on the field. With one out and runners on second and third, Eduardo Nunez hit one to the right side, beyond the pitcher's reach.

NY has to go through Oakland first, in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game.

Red Sox left-hander Brian Johnson (4-5) allowed two runs in three innings and left with a 2-0 deficit. Walker, who batted.163 with three home runs and six RBIs in 37 games for Arizona this season, was hit in the face by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda on Monday.

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"We talked about it once we started getting closer", right fielder Aaron Judge said Friday night, just after the Yankees tied the Mariners' 21-year mark.

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He has been particularly stingy in the postseason throughout his career, going 9-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 25 games and 21 starts. The two teams were evenly matched this season, splitting their six games against each other and each scoring 33 runs.

"Because if we win eight out of 10", Cora said, "people will say it doesn't count". Miguel Andujar, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks and Judge are tied for second with 27. Stanton gave a quick salute to the man. The Yankees topped them on Saturday.

Sabathia earned a five-game suspension at the start of next season and received an undisclosed fine for intentionally plunking Rays catcher Jesus Sucre in the bottom of the sixth, after warnings had been issued.

"Hopefully we've got the lead and we can give the ball to the next guy and the next guy and then we'll give it to Kimbrel and we go from there", Cora said.

"Admit it, Sox fans".

The offense was potent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts, who is the first AL player since Mickey Mantle to lead the majors in both batting average and extra-base hits.

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The ball was quickly retrieved within the bullpen and given to the Yankees, who also recovered their 264th home run ball on Friday night. In June, when the team was still struggling, the A's were as high as 250-1 to win the World Series.