The Yankees hit four home runs to give them 264 for the season to tie the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the major league record.
The Yankees' 265th homer moved them ahead of the 1997 Seattle Mariners, whom NY had tied with four homers on Friday.
In the second to last game of the 2018 season, Lance Lynn will take the mound for the Yankees coming off a win against the Baltimore Orioles while Nathan Eovaldi will be making his case for a spot in the Red Sox's postseason rotation. "They joke with me, but, no, I've always felt that I've had a little bit in the tank, and I'm not going to hit a ton of home runs, but I can drive the ball whenever I get a good pitch and put a good swing on it".
"I can't wait until Monday, honestly", manager Alex Cora admitted after his Sox dropped a second consecutive decision to their archrivals, 8-5, Saturday at Fenway Park.
Stanton, Andujar and Torres' achievements all happened during the Yankees' 100th win of the season which is an enormous milestone.
Red Sox: Nunez remained in the game after the brush with Cessa but remained in the game until he was pinch run for after a sixth-inning walk. Headed for a one-game, wild-card playoff, the Yankees need to be firing on all cylinders to advance to the ALDS.
"Sometimes, home runs get a bad rap from an approach standpoint, but you have to be doing a lot of things right to hit the ball out of the ballpark", Boone said, adding: "It's played a big part for us".
"I just told him what I saw previous year", Cora said, as transcribed by the Boston Herald.
And now the Yankees don't have to fly cross country to play in a hostile environment, where even a win would lead to turning around and flying right back to Boston. Closer Aroldis Chapman just returned from the disabled list after missing almost a month with left knee tendinitis, and while Aaron Judge has been back from the DL for two weeks, he still hasn't hit a home run since sustaining a right wrist fracture in July that was slow to heal. Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit and Aaron Judge smashed solo home runs and Aaron Hicks blasted a three-run home run. The Yankees said it was not injury-related and only to give Stanton some rest. Miguel Andujar hit two doubles and increased his total to 46, the most by a Yankees rookie since Joe DiMaggio hit 44 in 1936.
The New York Yankees game at Fenway Park on Saturday night was supposed to be meaningless.
"Admit it, Sox fans".
Yankees: All-Star RHP Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39 ERA) had been listed to start Sunday, but was scratched. "I don't know if I can really describe how they do it", Judge said. It was the only team in baseball to go all season without losing four straight. In June, when the team was still struggling, the A's were as high as 250-1 to win the World Series.