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2018 Schedule
105-49, 1st in AL East

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Craig Kimbrel with his 42nd save of the season, matching Derek Lowe (2000) for second-most in franchise history. Unlikely to break Tom Gordon's record of 46 this year (1998).

Lin notches 1st major league homer (0:19)
Price uses sticky notes to illustrate Betts' stats (1:05)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After giving up 2 earned runs over 3.1 innings, Chris Sale's ERA is now 2.0; above 1.97 for the first time since July 27th. It's the first increase in Sale's ERA since the beginning of June. Had lowered it from 3.00 on June 1st to 1.92 in his last appearance on September 16th.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Before the game, Josh Donaldson told us about all the work he has been doing with Dr. Josh Sandell, a pioneering sports medicine specialist who works for the Minnesota Vikings and follows a multidimensional, systematic approach to treating orthopedic injuries. He met Dr. Sandell through who he called his "good friend" Arizona's WR Larry Fitzgerald. Donaldson told me he feels 100 percent healthy and that it was something that truly changed his rehab process. He has also changed some aspects of his workout routine and nutrition. "Two days after I saw (Dr. Sandell), that was the first time I was able to start running, and I ran my longest distance while accelerating probably without any pain."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Josh Donaldson snaps Chris Sale's streak of 75 consecutive innings without allowing a home run.

Travis cranks 1st career dinger (0:30)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Trevor Bauer out of the game after 1.1 innings and 34 pitches; first game since August 11. Bauer was on the disabled list with a stress fracture (right ankle).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Just like old times...

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tito Francona says Josh Donaldson is DH'ing tonight and then he'll have him play back-to-back games at 3B over the weekend.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tarp on at Progressive Field, where the Indians play the Red Sox tonight; rain not expected to affect first pitch, scheduled for 7:10pm on ESPN.


BBTN: Red Sox Clinch, True Contenders, Walker Buehler

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Boston clinching the AL East, the showdown between the Red Sox & Indians, the AL MVP race & more (1:39). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on what Walker Buehler's rise has meant for the Dodgers (27:51).

Red Sox uncork champagne in locker room (0:33)
Red Sox clinch AL East (0:57)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Red Sox walk off the field at Yankee Stadium, several of their fans stick around and celebrate loudly with them.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox break out of their little offensive funk and score six runs in the seventh and eighth innings -- including Mookie Betts belting a three-run homer off Aroldis Chapman -- to beat the Yankees 11-6 to clinch the AL East. You know it feels all the sweeter to do it in front of their rivals.

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1dJerry Crasnick

Red Sox celebrate AL East title on Yankees soil

Mookie Betts was the star at the plate Thursday night in the Bronx, collecting four hits and five RBIs as the Boston Red Sox clinched their third straight AL East title, the longest such streak in franchise history.

Betts' 3-run HR puts game away for Red Sox (0:28)
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2dHiram Alberto Torraca, Special to ESPN.com

Red Sox's Cora laments post-Maria stadium demo: 'I grew up there'

Hurricane Maria was a death knell for a 70-year-old stadium in Caguas that saw more than a dozen MLB Hall of Famers play. Red Sox skipper Alex Cora on the demolition: 'The press box was my crib, my playpen.'


BBTN: Dodgers Surge, Red Sox Stumble, Shulman, Numbers Game

Buster talks to Keith Law about the Dodgers coming together at the right time, the level of concern over Boston's stumble & more (:33). Plus, a conversation with the great Dan Shulman (23:32), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:23) and Josh acts out the dialogue of the guys who found the Red Sox's AL East championship banner (15:26).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.685th
Quality Starts819th
Batting Average.2671st
On Base Percentage.3361st
Slugging Percentage.4501st