Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber homered off Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and Nathan Eovaldi took a shutout into the sixth inning in the American League Wild Card Game to help the Red Sox beat New York 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Bogaerts also cut down Aaron Judge at the plate in the sixth, as Boston advanced to the best-of-five AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Game 1 will be Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Eovaldi allowed only two hits through five innings before giving up a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo — Schwarber’s teammate on the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team — that sparked the first excited cheers from the Yankees fans in the crowd.

With Boston leading 3-1, Judge followed with an infield single that finished Eovaldi and reliever Ryan Brasier gave up a wall single to Giancarlo Stanton. Mistakenly waved home by third-base coach Phil Nevin, Judge was easily thrown out at the plate — 8-6-2 — by the team that led the majors with 43 outfield assists during the season. (The Yankees made 22 outs at home this season, tied for the most in baseball.)

“That was better than a homer for me, personally,” Bogaerts said. “I mean, if that run scores, it’s 3-2, Stanton is at second base, the whole momentum is on their side. The dugout is getting pumped up.

“As Judge was out at home, I saw Stanton was pretty mad. He probably wanted a homer there, but also an RBI, and he didn’t get that, and he probably felt like he didn’t do much because that run didn’t score. But that changed the game.”

In all, Eovaldi allowed one run on four hits in 5⅓ innings, striking out eight.

Alex Verdugo hit an RBI double in the sixth — driving in a hustling Bogaerts from first to make