Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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a good day to be a Yankee fan

On a rainy Sunday in the Bronx, the New York Yankees a) won their 100th game of the season, b) against their archrivals, the Boston Red Sox, c) finishing a three-game sweep of the Sawx, to d) clinch the American League Eastern Division title and also to e) clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason (since the AL's victory in the All-Star Game means whatever AL team makes it through the first two rounds will have home-field automatically).

Even more fittingly, the sun came out just as the game was ending.

Andy Pettitte started and was credited with the win despite a rough first two innings, Brian Bruney pitched 1.2 perfect innings (a phrase I never thought I'd write again), Phil Coke got David Ortiz to strike out, and Mariano Rivera finished it off.

Boston and Anaheim Los Angeles will likely sew up their spots as wild card and AL West winner in short order, leaving only the AL Central race to be decided in the junior circuit. Detroit is clinging to a two-game lead going into a four-game series against Minnesota -- the very team they have the two-game lead on. This oughtta be an interesting weekend in Michigan and Minnesota.......

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