|Published:||Oct 03, 2012 10:41 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 04, 2012 6:32 AM EDT|
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit a pair of homers, powering the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 14-2 on a raucous Wednesday night in the Bronx for their 13th AL East title in 17 years.
In front of fans poised to party from the first pitch, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the last-place Red Sox to win their second consecutive division crown. The championship was locked up by the seventh inning, when Baltimore's 4-1 loss at Tampa bay went final.
Cano tied a career high with six RBIs as New York secured home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. The Yankees will open on the road Sunday against the winner of Friday's wild-card game between Baltimore and Texas.
- Mariners offer free agent Cano nine years, $225M
- Dodgers, Wilson agree to one-year, $10M deal
- Brewers shifting Braun to right
- White Sox sign reliever Belisario to one-year deal
- MLB Rumors: Granderson seeking 4-year deal
- Deal Aoki to Royals
- Report: Mariners, Dodgers, Pirates pursuing Price
- Marlins agree to sign Furcal to one-year contract
- Japan\'s Tanaka may not be posted for MLB suitors
- Red Sox, reliever Mujica agree to 2 years, $9.5M