Red Sox lose but clinch AL East

Sep 28, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) is doused with champagne by a teammate after losing to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium but clinching their division with a Toronto Blue Jays loss. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Red Sox broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the eighth inning but the Yankees won it with a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.

David Ortiz, who scored the third Boston run on a passed ball, has been in the middle of many celebrations with the Red Sox.


In the end, a worthy victory celebration for Red Sox

The Red Sox blew the game but won the AL East, which is first and foremost.

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The Red Sox were excited to clinch the AL East. So excited, in fact, players couldn’t help but let out a few swears during their celebration.

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Police Chief Russell Jenkins (left,) and Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan at Town Hall, where the mayor read a statement about missing Police Department evidence, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Gary Higgins/The Patriot Ledger

Yvonne Abraham

Time to get serious about protecting evidence

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Hillary Clinton (left) and Donald Trump.

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Middletown, CT - 9/28/2016 - Signs supporting a safe return for Nathan and Linda Carman hang on the front porch of the family's home in Middletown, CT, September 28, 2016. A multi-state investigation is underway into Nathan Carman and the disappearance of his mother while on a tuna fishing trip with him, a trip that authorities said took them farther out to sea than Linda Carman wanted.(Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Scientists just found another way that humans are creating greenhouse gases

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