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Red Sox' dramatic win secures Wild Card matchup with Yankees

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The Boston Red Sox have survived and advanced.

The Red Sox dispatched the Washington Nationals 7-5 in their regular season finale Sunday to secure the top American League Wild Card spot.

Boston will host the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Tuesday in the AL Wild Card Game, with the winner facing the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Division Series, which begins Thursday.

Tomase: Red Sox would be eliminated without Renfroe's heroics

Rafael Devers played hero for the Red Sox on Sunday, launching his second home run of the game in the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie.

Devers' heroics clinched a series sweep for Boston and a 92-70 final record, the team's best regular season since it won 108 games in 2018.

The Red Sox finished tied with the Yankees for second place in the AL East but won their season series with New York 10-9, earning the tiebreaker and the right to host Tuesday's Wild Card matchup.

Sunday's dramatic finish was a tough break for the Toronto Blue Jays, who won 91 games in the stacked AL East but fell one game short of making the postseason.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox will get a much-needed day off Monday before battling the Yankees on Tuesday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. Nathan Eovaldi is expected to start opposite New York's Gerrit Cole, as Boston will aim to snap a six-game losing streak against its archrival.