The Yankees have beaten the Red Sox 4-2 to secure the American League East title and the best record in the AL, which brings with it home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
After a gloomy start to the day, the sun broke through the clouds late in the game and there were blue skies over the Stadium for the final inning. The crowd of 47,576 was standing and cheering for the final out.
The Yankees (100-56) won their first division title since 2006 and have 100 wins for the first time since 2004.
They will start pursuit of their 27th world championship on either Oct. 7 or Oct. 8 against either Detroit or Minnesota in the Bronx.
Back later with reaction from the clubhouse. Tell you what, I get the feeling these two teams are going to play again.