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Posted September 22, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Yankees clinch their division!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

In a double-header, yesterday, the Yankees claimed a playoff spot, and won their division, the AL East! Robinson Cano eighth inning heroics (two-RBI double) in game 1 gave the Yankees a permanent 4-2 lead with Mo closing out for his 603rd career save! The Yankees won game 2 of the double-header with 40-year old Jorge Posada pinch-hit two-RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull the Yankees ahead 4-2 for good! In the first game, the Yankees clinched a playoff spot, and the second game the Yankees claimed the AL East! What a day for the Yankees and NY! In fact, The Yankees have made it to the playoffs in 16 of the last 17 seasons. How is that for a stat?

”I thought it was the bottom of the ninth, to tell the truth,” Posada said. ”Then I saw Tex (Mark Teixeira) scoring from second base, and I was like, `What’s going on?”’

”You think about the two games we won today, with Mo closing the first one and Jorgy getting the big hit in the second one, it’s awesome,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.