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“Since 2004 it’s Boston 3, Yankees 0.”

Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees through the loss to the Pink Sox within the American League Wild Card Recreation. Photograph by Winslow Townson/Getty Photographs

The Pink Sox defeated the Yankees 6-2 within the American League Wild Card Recreation on Tuesday. Nathan Eovaldi out-dueled New York ace Gerrit Cole, pitching 5.1 and hanging out eight (permitting only one run).

In consequence, the Pink Sox will face the Rays in Recreation 1 of the American League Division Sequence on Thursday at 8:07 p.m.

And tonight, the Connecticut Solar face the Chicago Sky in Recreation 4 of the WNBA semifinals at 8 p.m. Chicago leads the collection, 2-1.

And in Patriots information, New England shocked the NFL on Wednesday morning when information emerged that the crew was releasing cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

New York’s response to the Yankees’ loss: Earlier than the winner-take-all sport on Tuesday, New York media hyped the Pink Sox-Yankees wild card matchup with protection befitting the longstanding rivalry.

“Boston sucks — and these are all of the the explanation why,” learn a New York Put up headline.

However after the Pink Sox methodically ended the Yankees’ season on Tuesday night time, the New York headlines went by way of a predictable change.

Right here’s the Put up’s again web page for Wednesday:

And right here’s what New York Each day Information went with:

For New York baseball followers, the truth that the Pink Sox have now received eight of the final 9 playoff video games towards the Yankees — ending New York’s season on a number of events — is an entire reversal of historic circumstances.

Taught by generations of Yankees from Yogi Berra to Derek Jeter that, as Jeter predicted in 2003, “the ghosts will present up finally,” New York followers have been compelled to acknowledge a brand new actuality.

“Nicely the ghosts have vanished,” wrote New York Put up columnist Mike Vaccaro. “All that terrible historical past has evaporated. It’s 18 years for the reason that Yankees have crushed the Pink Sox in October. Since 2004 it’s Boston 3, Yankees 0. We’ve formally reached the purpose that Pedro Martinez’s previous chestnut has been reversed.

“The Sox are the Yanks’ daddy,” wrote Vaccaro.

A lot of the criticism was naturally geared toward Yankees beginning pitcher Cole, who signed in New York in 2019 on a nine-year deal price $324 million.

“It was his greatest Yankee second but and Gerrit Cole got here up small,” learn the lede of Kristie Ackert’s New York Each day Information recap. “The ace couldn’t get an out within the third inning Tuesday night time and the Yankees’ season appeared to comply with him because the right-hander walked off the sphere for the final time of the yr to the jeers of Pink Sox followers at Fenway Park.”

“The ghosts are lifeless,” concluded Vaccaro. “Winter beckons. Powerful night time throughout on the Fens.”

Trivia: The final time the Pink Sox performed the Rays within the Division Sequence was 2013. Boston prevailed, three video games to 1. One Pink Sox participant was particularly locked in, going 9-18 within the collection. Identify that participant.

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: He was drafted by Boston utilizing a compensatory choose that was awarded following Orlando Cabrera’s free agent departure to the Angels in 2005.

Extra from Boston.com:

Stephon Gilmore’s message to Patriots followers:

Don Orsillo’s response to Jerry Remy throwing out the primary pitch:

On today: In 2001, England trailed Greece 2-1 in stoppage time of a World Cup qualifier. All that England wanted to formally qualify for the match was a draw.

Up stepped David Beckham:

Each day spotlight: Between centerfielder Enrique Hernandez, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, and catcher Kevin Plawecki, the Pink Sox pulled off the sort of play to throw out Aaron Choose at house that may lengthy dwell on within the historical past of the rivalry:

Trivia reply: Jacoby Ellsbury