Red Sox inflict record playoff defeat on shellshocked Yankees

  • Boston lead series 2-1 after beating old rivals 16-1 in New York
  • Red Sox need one more victory to clinch series
  • Brock Holt becomes first player to hit for cycle in playoffs

Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching.

“It was an embarrassing day today,” New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. In truth, there wasn’t much else to add after the Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss in their distinguished, 396-game postseason history, routed by the Boston Red Sox 16-1 on Monday night in the American League Division Series.

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