Highlights: Yankees 2-6 Red Sox in AL Wild Card MLB 2021
The Boston Red Sox in the first Wild Card game in their history eliminate their hated rival the New York Yankees, to whom they have not lost in the playoffs since the 2003 Championship Series. They will face the favorites Tampa Bay Rays in the Division Series round starting Thursday at Tropicana Field and will look to repeat the path to the Major League title as they did to win the Fall Classic in the 2018 season. Mexican Alex Verdugo hit a double and a three-run RBI single. The winning pitcher is Nathan Eovaldi and the defeated is Gerrit Cole.