By Dan Graziano The Associated Press The New York Mets will play in their second wild-cards game of the postseason as they host the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALDS at Yankee Ballpark.
New York (40-38) will face the Boston (47-40) for a spot in the wild-slam final against the Chicago Cubs.
The Yankees, who have lost their past two games, have a chance to make history in their fourth consecutive postseason appearance.
The team was swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the playoffs in 2010.
The Mets have won the past four postseason series, but are without starter Jacob deGrom for Game 5.
The Red Sox, who swept the Yankees in six games in the regular season, have won three straight in the series, the longest such streak in major league history.
The Red Sox have won four consecutive home series, including a six-game sweep in Game 1 of the ALCS.
The winner of Game 5 will clinch the first wild-tournament berth since 2006.
Boston, which is in the postseason for the first time since 2005, has won the last four meetings.
It has won eight of the past nine.
The Mets will be without deGrome for the final two games of the series after he strained a left calf muscle on Tuesday.