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Red Sox play ‘New York, New York’ in clubhouse after ALDS win over Yankees

The Red Sox spray champagne after their Game 4 win.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

After clinching a spot in the American League Championship Seriesby defeating their New York rivals, the Red Sox decided to celebrate to a special soundtrack at Yankee Stadium.

As the champagne flowed in the visitors’ clubhouse after a 4-3 win, Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played in the background.

Aaron Judge played the song as he left Fenway Park following the Yankees’ Game 2 victory.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Game 4 that Judge’s move hadn’t affected him, though it might have resonated with his players.

“Not with me, but I know they talk about it,” Cora said of Judge’s musical choice. “When Dustin [Pedroia] brought it up, I said, ‘Well, they know it happened.’ I don’t know if they took it personal, but it’s just, I don’t know, [if] we played ‘Dirty Water’ at Yankee Stadium, and they would have clinched in Fenway, they would have played ‘Dirty Water’ in their clubhouse.”

Cora maintained that he didn’t hold it against Judge.


“He’s a good kid. He’s a good player, one of the best in the game. He’s one of those guys that can become the face of baseball. From afar, I really enjoy watching him play, not when he’s playing against us. So he’s good for baseball. Nothing personal with him.”

More coverage of Game 4:

■   Dan Shaughnessy: It’s safe to say that there is a new world order in this ancient rivalry

■   Nick Cafardo: Pay tribute to Rick Porcello for an ‘outstanding’ outing in this one

  Chad Finn: In New York, it’s never easy, and this one was no exception

■   Alex Speier’s takeaways from Game 4 and the whole ALDS

■   How the Red Sox bullpen navigated the final 12 outs of Game 4


More photos from Jim Davis

J.D. Martinez (from left), Mookie Betts and Brock Holt celebrated. jim davis/Globe staff
Catcher Christian Vazquez and Craig Kimbrel embrace after the Game 4 victory.jim davis/Globe staff
After the replay upheld the call for the final out of the game, Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Steve Pearce celebrate.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
The Red Sox celebrate on the field after the final out.Jim Davis/Globe staff
Eduardo Nunez, Craig Kimbrel, and Christian Vazquez celebrate after the final out.Jim Davis/Globe staff

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