Yankees sweep Boston at the Stadium and pull ahead in wild card race. They also pull to 5 behind the slumping Red Sox! Go Yankees!
The victory, completing a sweep on the heels of strong pitching from Andy Pettitte and Clemens, moved New York into sole possession of the American League Wild Card lead. New York closed within five games of the AL East-leading Red Sox.
"We know we're better than what we did in Detroit," manager Joe Torre said, referring to a lost weekend in which the Yankees dropped three of four. "There wasn't anything we had to answer to. You're going to do as well as your pitching, and our starting pitching in this series was terrific."
"Nothing's over until your last out," Cano said. "We've got a month left. We've got to keep playing hard and win games."