New York Yankees Clinch First AL East Title Since 2012

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September 19, 2019

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With win No. 100 on Thursday night, the New York Yankees clinched their first American League East division title in seven years.

DJ LeMahieu opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the second inning and Masahiro Tanaka allowed one run in seven innings to power the Yankees to a 9-1 defeat of the Los Angeles Angels. (READ MORE) by Steve Gardner, USA TODAY

The New York Yankees are AL East champions for the first time since 2012.
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For the first time in seven seasons, the Yankees are American League East champions. The Bronx Bombers clinched their 19th division title Thursday night by defeating the Los Angeles Angels, 9-1, for their 100th win of the season. (READ MORE) by Brian Fonseca | NJ Advance Media

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Eleven is the Yankees’ new magic number.

When Aroldis Chapman struck out an overmatched Albert Pujols to complete a 9-1 victory against the Angels on Thursday night in front of 42,056 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees clinched the AL East and completed the initial leg of their quest for the organization’s first World Series title since 2009.

“This is the first step and hopefully we have a good run in us,’’ said Aaron Boone, who is the first manager in big league history to get 100 wins in each of his first two seasons. (READ MORE) by George A. King III | New York Post

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