The Red Sox officially clinched the American League East division title on Thursday, doing so by defeating the rival Yankees in New York. The
11-6 win was followed by celebrations from fans and players.
Closer Craig Kimbrel closed out the win by striking out Giancarlo Stanton, cueing the excitement:
Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium made their presence felt:
The party moved to the visitors’ locker room:
Mookie Betts, whose eighth inning three-run home run all but clinched the game (and division) for the Red Sox, made it through a champagne-soaked interview:
Here’s a look at images from the field and locker room celebrations:
Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. —Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Sox players surround relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (center) after they defeated the Yankees. —AP Photo/Julio Cortez Sox players start popping champagne bottles to celebrate. —AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
Eduardo Rodriguez and Christian Vazquez celebrate. —Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Mookie Betts gets sprayed with champagne by a teammate. —Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland get sprayed with champagne. —Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Brandon Workman (right) celebrates with Ryan Brasier. —AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Christian Vazquez pours a beer down the back of Mookie Betts. —AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Jackie Bradley Jr., William Cuevas, and Christian Vazquez celebrate. —AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Mookie Betts (right) celebrates with first base coach Tom Goodwin. —AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Mitch Moreland sprays Jackie Bradley Jr. with champagne. —Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Players celebrate after the Red Sox clinched their third straight division title.