On October 1, 1978, the Boston Red Sox win their eighth consecutive game, 5-0 behind Luis Tiant vs Toronto Blue Jays to force a playoff game that will decide the American League East. The Red Sox will play the New York Yankees, who lose their season-ending game to the Cleveland Indians, 9-2 as Rick Waits defeats Catfish Hunter.
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