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BOSTON – Needing a win Sunday to clinch their fourth straight postseason berth, the Yankees had no specific plans about how to celebrate.

“I don’t even know if we will,” Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino said before the game. “We’ve been thinking about this as just getting your foot in the door and go from there.”

By late afternoon, the Red Sox had dashed any thoughts of the Yankees clinching anything at Fenway Park. 

In a matchup of promising rookie starters, Tanner Houck easily bested Deivi Garcia in a 10-2 Red Sox win. 

But shortly after the Yankees had departed Fenway Park, they clinched a postseason spot by virtue of the Mariners loss to the Padres. 

The Yanks were on their way to Buffalo for a series against the Blue Jays when they were officially launched into the eight-team, AL tournament. 

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