Wild-card roundup: Yankees, Red Sox to battle at Fenway

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The chaotic American League wild-card race hasn't disappointed during an amazing final day of the 2021 MLB season.

Here's a look at the results so far and what it all means for the postseason race.

Red Sox 7, Nationals 5

Rafael Devers sent the Red Sox into the wild-card game with a two-run ninth-inning homer off Washington reliever Kyle Finnegan. They'll host the game at Fenway Park.

Yankees 1, Rays 0

Aaron Judge ended a tense affair in the Bronx with a walk-off single to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and send the Yankees into the playoffs. Because Boston won, the Yankees will be on the road for Tuesday's wild-card game against their archrivals.

Blue Jays 12, Orioles 4

The Toronto Blue Jays did everything in their power to stay alive. Needing a victory just to have hope of playing in a tiebreaker, Toronto pummeled the hapless Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. George Springer hit two homers, including a grand slam. But 91 wins wasn't enough after Boston's comeback victory.

Angels 7, Mariners 3

The Mariners were already losing to the Los Angeles Angels when Boston won. They then dropped their season finale to the Halos 7-3. Seattle's postseason drought is now at 20 years, the longest active drought in all the major North American sports leagues.

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