Red Sox In, Yankees Out

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 9:35 PM CDT
Boston's Coco Crisp misses the catch on a double to center field by Cleveland Indians' Jhonny Peralta in the fifth inning. The Sox still won.    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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(Newser) – The World Series champs are back in the playoffs. The Red Sox clinched at least a wild-card berth with a 5-4 win over Cleveland tonight, the Boston Globe reports. The victory officially eliminates the Yankees from playoff contention and ends their streak of 13 consecutive appearances. The Red Sox can still catch Tampa in the AL East, but it's looking less and less likely.

The LA Angels have clinched the AL West, meaning the last playoff team in the American League will be either Chicago or Minnesota from the AL Central. In the National League, only the Cubs have clinched a playoff spot so far.