New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-2

NEW YORK - Dustin Pedroia lingered in the Red Sox dugout yesterday for several minutes, his head poking out as he stared out at the Yankee Stadium infield.

“That’s normal,’’ Pedroia explained. “I sit in the dugout after every loss.’’

He watched an abnormal scene, one that unfolds only a handful of times at a handful of ballparks each season. Yankees streamed out of their dugout and in from the bullpen and gathered in the infield, celebrating the 4-2 victory over the Red...

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The new Yankee Stadium could be part showplace/part weapon in October because the Yankees hold home-field advantage through the playoffs after clinching the American League's best record on Sunday.

"We play so well here, it's going to be huge," Andy Pettitte said. "The fans a...

From the corridor outside the Yankee clubhouse Sunday, the clink of champagne bottles was nearly drowned out by the sound of soaking wet men wearing swim goggles shouting with glee. The Yankees had just clinched the American League East by completing a sweep of their bitter rivals, 4-2, and a trying season had reached its high point, a giddy celebration.

But the Yankees insist they don't want to stop toasting until they are putting on hats and T-shirts that read "World ...