The Yankees’ predisposition for awe-inspiring power invited suggestions that this club would mash alongside the best ever. They have lived up to that potential, but more recently their energy has been focused upon securing home-field advantage for the American League Wild Card Game, an objective that they achieved on enemy turf on Friday evening.
Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks, Luke Voit and Aaron Judge homered, leading the Yankees to an 11-6 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park that ensured the AL Wild Card Game against the A’s will be played at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The four homers gave the Yankees 264 for the season, equaling the all-time mark set by the 1997 Mariners.
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