Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 10-1

At 4:06 p.m., a magic number in franchise history, Red Sox owner John Henry stood up and started shaking hands with folks near his seat by the corner of the Boston dugout.

It was only the bottom of the fifth inning at Fenway, but Grady (a magic name in Sox history) Sizemore had just grounded out in Chicago, drawing the curtain on Cleveland's epic collapse, and the Red Sox were going back to the playoffs.

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Let's see: The Yankees clinched the American League East title Saturday and the Red Sox became the wild-card playoff team thanks to an Indians loss to the White Sox and their own 10-1 win over the Yankees yesterday. So now the Yankees have to fly 3,000 miles to Anaheim, while the Sox travel to Chicago? Doesn't appear the Yankees got the better end of that one.

The Yankees would have settled the matter had they beaten the Red Sox, but they certainly could have received a...