NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have clinched the AL East title on the final night of the regular season thanks to Baltimore's loss at Tampa Bay.
New York went into Wednesday needing a win over Boston or an Orioles loss to wrap up its 13th division crown in 17 years. The Yankees were leading the Red Sox 12-2 in the seventh inning when the final score of Baltimore's 4-1 loss to the Rays was shown on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard.
New York players and coaches noticed in the dugout and applauded, patting each other on the back and handing out high-fives.
The Yankees will open the playoffs Sunday on the road against the winner of Friday's wild-card game between Baltimore and Texas.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Phillies vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have a low-scoring battle when the two NL foes meet...
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Prediction Will both offenses be on display tonight in Arizona when the Diamondbacks host the Rockies at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Rangers Pick Can the Texas Rangers hold off the Los Angeles Angels when the two meet in Arlington tonight at 7:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Marlins Prediction Will tonight's Pirates and Marlins game fall under the total when the teams clash tonight in Miami?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction Can the San Francisco Giants string together back-to-back wins when they host the San Diego Padres tonight at...

MLB Team Pages