For the 13th time in the last 17 season the New York Yankees are the American League Eastern Division Champions. With a 14-2 pounding of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night the Yankees won their 18th division title in franchise history and will have home field advantage during the playoffs.
After letting a 10 game lead on July 18th slip away the Yankees stepped up when it mattered most flexing the muscles in September by going 17-11 and finishing the season with a record of 95-67. They won the AL East by two games over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees will play the winner of the wild card play in game between the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles to see where they will be flying to to play game one. Game one on the road ? They put up the best record in baseball and have to travel for game one. So much for home field advantage. What a joke ! I'll save the MLB playoff schedule rant for another day.
In the mean time the Yanks are playing well. Cano is on fire. In the last six games Cano hit .600 with 7 home runs and 16 RBI's. Russell Martin finished strong, Curtis Granderson is back to hitting bombs, and Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup. Let's hope they can keep it going and get 11 more wins to bring home the their 28th World Championship !!!!
As soon as they know who their playing I'll give you my first round playoff coverage.
LET'S GO YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!