In the next to last regular season game, the Yanks (100-61) beat Boston 8-5 for their 100th win of the season. It is the first time since 2009 that the Yanks have won 100 games in a season.
In so doing, they hit 2 HR which set a new single season record by HR by a team in a season.
Since Gleyber Torres, in the 9 spot, hit the HR for the new record, it meant that each spot in the lineup 1 through 9 contributed 20 or more HR, another MLB record.
Not only that, Miguel Andujar hit 2 doubles in the game, giving him 46 on the year, setting a new record for a Yankees’ rookie, breaking that of Joe DiMaggio in 1936.
In the first, Gardner reached on an error and two outs later, scored on a double by Stanton.
Boston tied it in the bottom of the second.
To the fourth. Didi singles and after an out, Bird doubles in Didi. After another out, Torres hits a HR (24) to make it 4-0. Torres’ HR, #265 on the season for the Yanks, sets the all-time record of HR by one team in one season. They weren’t and are not done.
Boston gets a run in the fourth, 4-2 Yanks after 4.
The Yanks get three in the fifth. Hicks and Stanton single, and after an out, Andujar doubles in two. After another out, Romine singles, 7-2 Yankees.
Stanton homers (38) in the seventh. It’s also RBI #100. Some jerk (hope you are reading this, asshole) throws the ball back and hits Stanton as he is rounding the bases. No harm, no foul, but what an asshole. He was kicked out, deservedly so.
Ugly eighth as Kahnle gives up a run. 8-3.
Ugly ninth with Holder before Chapman closes it out. Give up 2 runs, cut it to 8-5. Then Chappy.
McCutchen 2 hits.
Stanton 3 hits, HR (Yankees HR #266), 2 RBI. RBI #100
Andujar 2 hits, (2 doubles) 2 RBI. Passes Joe D. for most doubles by a Yankees’ rookie in one season.
Bird 2 hits, RBI
Torres HR (he broke the record with HR #265, also set record of every position in lineup, 1-9, giving 20 or more HR) and 2 RBI
German 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.57
Tarpley 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.68
Lynn (W, 10-10, 4.77 Min/NYY) 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Gray 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.90
Kahnle 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 6.56
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.14
Chapman (S, 32) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.45
CC suspended first 5 games of next year for what happened Thursday. He is appealing. So if he retires (he is 38), what are they going to do, put him on house arrest?