It took four attempts, but they did it, beating the Red Sox to avert a series sweep and finally nailing down an AL wild-card berth.
Yankees also eliminated from AL East race because Blue Jays clinched division earlier Wednesday.
The Red Sox have been eliminated from postseason contention. An awful lot went wrong in 2015, yet their future still looks bright.
Rich Hill threw a complete-game shutout against the Orioles on Friday. He got some help from Mookie Betts, who robbed a home run for the 27th out.
Starlin Castro is still splitting time at second base, but Fantasy owners are adding him to their starting lineups. Al Melchior looks into whether Castro is worth picking up.
Hill, 35, has been released three times since 2014 alone, including once by Boston -- and by Washington less than three months ago. He was pitching for an independent league in August.
A total of 121 players became free agents on Thursday. Here's the list.

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