David Price. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox locked up a playoff spot with a 7-2 come-from-behind win over the Blue Jays last night at Fenway. Brock Holt blasted a pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh to help erase a two-run deficit. He'd also homered as a pinch-hitter August 13 in Philadelphia.
Boston's bound for the postseason for the third straight year, but Holt's far from satisfied.
"Obviously we knew if we won, we knew we'd be in there," he said. "Any time you make the playoffs, you get a shot at the chance to be that last team, it's a pretty special thing. We're excited about that, but we got more work to do."
The Sox didn't celebrate last night. Just a champagne toast in the clubhouse.
Their magic number's nine to win the East for the third consecutive season - something the franchise has never achieved.
Boston can reach 100 wins for the first time since 1946 with another victory tonight. It's a 7:10 p.m. start, and David Price will oppose Aaron Sanchez.
Price is 20-3 lifetime against Toronto with a 2.52 ERA, including a pair of wins this year. He's posted a 1.78 ERA his last eight starts.
Sanchez has an 8.79 ERA his last three outings, and a 4.35 mark in eight appearances at Fenway.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports