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Red Sox rally in ninth, tie Yanks in WC race

WASHINGTON — One recreation to go, and the Red Sox immediately maintain all of the playing cards on this mad scramble generally known as the American League Wild Card race.

Following a stress-filled, 5-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday, the Sox now have this satisfying actuality heading into Sunday: They win that recreation, and they’re going to host the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday.

This, after the Yankees misplaced for the second straight day at residence to the Rays. Boston and New York maintain equivalent 91-70 information, however the Red Sox personal the tiebreaker by advantage of beating their rivals, 10-9, within the season collection. The Blue Jays (90-71) and Mariners (89-71, and taking part in in a while Saturday) each stay proper within the thick of issues, poised to create havoc on the final day if the Red Sox and/or Yankees give them the prospect.

To get to such an enviable spot, the Red Sox rode a game-breaking, much-needed rally within the prime of the ninth, sparked by a two-out RBI triple by Christian Vázquez that snapped a 1-1 tie.

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