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Beasts of the East: Yanks Take Divisional Title with Two Doubleheader Wins over Tampa

Defeat Rays 4-2 in Both Games, 12th Divisonal Title in 16 Years

(New York, NY) – In April it was all the talk on how Boston would win 100 games and easily take the division.  155 games later the Yanks (95-60) stand atop of the AL East and are in the playoffs for the 16th time in the last 17 years.  They won the first game of a doubleheader with the Rays by a 4-2 score with late inning drama and a tying solo shot from Eduardo Nunez and a 2-run double from Robbie Cano, with a Mariano save and then won the nightcap by the same 4-2 core.  This time it was Jorge Posada with the big hit in the 8th inning after CC Sabathia failed in his bid for win #20 and left a 2-2 game for David Robertson (4-0).  Rafael Soriano picked up his 2nd save of the season to close it out in the 9th.

The Yanks are in a groove and still have a game with Tampa before a 3-game set with a reeling Boston team.  The Yanks now have won 4 in a row and 5 of the last 6.

See Yanks-Rays Box score here.

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