New York scored three runs in the first, two in the second and one in the third and went on to beat Boston to win its eighth straight American League East title. Gary Sheffield, Hideki Matsui and A-Rod homered, and Randy Johnson allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Veteran right-hander Tim Wakefield gave up three Yankees homers as part of a tough five-inning outing that saw the knuckleballer allow seven runs and seven hits. The Red Sox got two home runs from Manny Ramirez and a solo blast by Tony Graffanino -- who finished the day 3-for-4 -- in the seventh inning, but the taters weren't enough to spur a Boston comeback at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon.
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