The Yankees couldn't complete the sweep of the Red Sox to finish off their regular season in a 10-2 loss at Fenway Park on Sunday. >> Box score
1) Luis Cessa got the spot start for the Yankees, and it wasn't at all what he had planned. He only lasted 0.1 innings, giving up four runs, three earned on five hits. Jonathan Loaisiga saw three unearned runs come across in his two innings, while Justus Sheffield allowed three runs on two hits and two walks.
2) Luke Voit delivered the Yankees' only offense of the day with another September homer -- a two-run shot to center field to bring home Miguel Andujar. Voit has 15 homers on the season.
3) Stephen Tarpley put another good outing on his resume for a spot in the bullpen during the postseason. He didn't allow a hit over 1.2 innings of work. He had four strikeouts as well.
Highlights from Thursday's game
The final game of the regular season for the Yankees had no real meaning. Neither the Yankees nor Red Sox fielded their best squads in the season finale, and it showed on the New York's side of the pitching ledger.
The greatest desire for the Yankees this weekend was to wrap up home field advantage for a wild card spot and then to leave Boston healthy. They achieved the first Friday night and seem to be fully intact while providing their players enough reps to get them through the next couple of days off.
The Yankees begin a new season with a 0-0 record Wednesday when they face the Athletics in the Wild Card Game, with hopes of coming straight back to Boston. When October comes to an end, the Yankees aspire to have accumulated 12 wins on their way to a 28th World Series title.