NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention despite a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night that completed a three-game sweep of the AL East champions.
New York, which could not overcome a 9-17 start, was in the bottom of the seventh inning when Baltimore's 4-0 victory at Toronto knocked out the Yankees.
Yankees eliminated despite Sabathia's 5-1 win over Red Sox
A final three-game series against the Orioles won't have much significance for New York, which is four games behind Baltimore and Toronto for the AL's wild cards with three games to play.
CC Sabathia (9-12) allowed one run and four hits over a season-high 7 1/3 innings for his first win in a month. Playing his final game at Yankee Stadium, Boston's David Ortiz was honored in a pregame ceremony, then struck out and walked. He was 0 for 10 with four strikeouts in the series.

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