He was Mr. Stoppage Wednesday night, and it came at a good time. Josh Beckett pitched six innings and allowed two runs on 12 hits with one walk and seven strikeouts for his 16th win of the season, as the Boston Red Sox lowered their magic number to five to clinch the American League Wild Card in a 9-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The Texas Rangers edged the Oakland Athletics 9-8, and the New York Yankees were also 3-2 winners over the Los Angeles Angels in an afternoon game, so Boston remains six back in the AL East. At this point in time, it's almost certain that the Yankees will win the division for the first time since 2006. They have already secured a playoff spot, and their magic number to officially win the division is also at five. It was scary for a while for Boston as th ...
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