Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 12-5

No frothy champagne showers. No celebratory sprints to the Baseball Tavern. No grateful hugs from principal owner John W. Henry.

On the first anniversary of their raucous celebration over clinching their first wild card in the post-Yawkey era, the Red Sox last night settled for something simpler but sweet nonetheless: a stirring, 12-5 victory over the Yankees before an ecstatic 34,856 who spilled out of Fenway Park afterward as if the party had just begun.

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