WATCH: Boston Red Sox Party in Champagne Showers After Ousting the New York Yankees in AL Wildcard Game

Published 10/06/2021, 1:26 AM EDT
Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez (5) celebrates the 6-2 victory against the New York Yankees in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankees for the last time in 2021. Amidst the anticipation amongst the supporters at Fenway Park, the Red Sox clinched a famous victory to write the last chapter of this storied rivalry in this season. The final scoreline read 6-2 in favor of the Red Sox.

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This victory sent the Red Sox into the American League Division Series (ALDS), which prompted wild celebrations in the locker room.

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Celebrations galore

Both teams feature in the American League East. Although the Yankees looked in prime position to reach the wildcard slot, they lost home advantage to the Red Sox, who finished the season with the same 92-70 record as them. During the regular season, the Red Sox and the Yankees met 19 times, with the former winning 10 of them compared to the latter’s nine.

The Red Sox made a quick start in Fenway Park today, racing to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning itself. Xander Bogaerts smashed a pitch from Gerrit Cole straight into the stands to hand the Red Sox a two-run home run.

From that point on, it was plain sailing for the home team as the Yankees failed to trouble them significantly. Given how fierce their rivalry is, the Red Sox celebrated in emphatic fashion following a comprehensive victory over the Yankees.

Champagne showers took over the Red Sox locker room following their progression in the postseason. While many wore goggles, almost every member of the team saw themselves drenched in champagne.

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The Boston Red Sox will face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS

With their victory over the Yankees, the Red Sox progressed to the ALDS. There, they will meet the Tampa Bay Rays, who have the best record in the American League this season.

Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox celebrate the 6-2 victory against the New York Yankees in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

In fact, the Rays are only one of three teams in the entire MLB to record 100 wins or more this season. Their best-of-five series will begin in the Tropicana Field on Thursday, October 7th, with the winner facing either the Chicago White Sox or the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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