From the archives | Oct. 2 Yankees crush Red Sox in one-game playoff Gossage holds off Boston’s charge ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page AP Bucky Dent blasted a three-run home run that helped defeat the Red Sox in the Yankees' 5-4 win in the one-game playoff. Globe Photo Dent had just four home runs all year before popping one into the net. George Rizer/Globe Staff Red Sox manager Don Zimmer lifted starter Mike Torrez after Dent's home run. George Rizer/Globe Staff Yankees reliever Goose Gossage, center, was able to retire the Red Sox without allowing a run in the ninth to secure the win. George Rizer/Globe Staff The win allowed the Yankees to move on to the American League Championship Series. George B. Rizer/Globe Staff Yankees owner George Steinbrenner came to the Red Sox clubhouse and shook hands with Carlton Fisk after the game. George Rizer/Globe Staff "I feel so sorry for Mrs. Yawkey," left fielder Carl Yastrzemski said of the team owner. George Rizer/Globe Staff A disappointed Zimmer took questions in his office after the game.