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Yanks clinch playoff spot

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Sep 21, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees came back in dramatic fashion in the first game of their doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, coming away with the 4-2 win to clinch their 16th playoff appearance in the past 17 years. Eduardo Nunez hit a game-tying homer to lead off the eighth inning, and then Robinson Cano cranked a two-run double to break the 2-2 tie. The Yankees used a total of eight pitchers after Phil Hughes was scratched due to back spasms. With a win in tonight’s game and a Boston loss, the Yankees will clinch the AL East.

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