In all, the usually bitter rivals ran out 26 position players and 15 pitchers, with Red Sox manager Alex Cora pulling starter Rick Porcello from a no-hitter after two innings and sending out a sub for Betts so he could get a curtain call.
Barring disaster in the American League Championship Series or the World Series, there will also be no four-game losing streaks.
Dan Shaughnessy addressed the topic last week.
The Bronx Bombers have been paced in long balls this season by Giancarlo Stanton, who has 37.
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton strikes out for the fifth time in a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York. They were swept the first year, and only won a single game the second year.
But, luckily for the Boston Red Sox, the approach has changed for the better in 2018.
One person who would like to see Oakland advance is NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley. "I think it's a good day to get him down, as we've been going pretty hard with him too", Boone said.
"That was just fun to watch", said Cora, who fell asleep and missed the last three outs. Luis Severino, who won his final two starts for a 19-8 record, will take the mound for the first pitch at 8:08 p.m. "They were hit around". Their bullpen is phenomenal. "We've got a lot of guys on this team with a lot of thump, and they've been doing it all year".
"I'm happy for them". After recording 32 home runs and 30 stolen bases this season, Betts became only the second 30-30 player in franchise history behind Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011.
After victories in 17 of their first 19 games, the Red Sox led the division for all but a couple of weeks and never lost more than three in a row while breaking the 106-year-old franchise record with 108 victories. "We know what we can ask from him".
"There's no really telling what's going to happen [Wednesday]. We just happened to kind of all go through them at the same time", he said.
Oakland vice president Billy Beane has been through this before, having assembled the A's teams of the early 2000s that routinely made the playoffs but fell short of the ultimate goal. "I don't want to underestimate these guys; nothing they do surprises me anymore. It's nothing compared to what it was the first time he went on the DL and the days after Baltimore, so that's why I'm 100 percent sure he's healthy and he's going to be fine".
"We started off 5-10 and when we took off, we were still around.500 and that seemed totally appropriate".
And part of that was because they just kept winning. "I'm completely prepared for them to do anything".
"Better urgency will be our mindset from pitch one and feel like it's your last", he said.