Tonight’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to rain. The Yankees put the decision in the hands of the Red Sox if they wanted to push through and get the game in, or to play a DH on Sunday. They Sox chose the latter, most likely to ensure Lester’s outing would not be cut short due to delays.
Tune in tomorrow for updates on the game
With a victory in the first game of the day/night double header, the New York Yankees have clinched a playoff spot for the 16th time in the last 17 years. Eduardo Nunez hit the game-tying homerun off of James Shields to lead off the 8th, then Cano drove in two a few batters later with a double to wall. Rivera came in a closed out the 4-2 victory for his 603 career save. With a win in the night game and a Red Sox loss, the Yankees will clinch the American League East.