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ALCS 2010 Preview: New York Yankees Get What They Wanted vs. Texas Rangers

have gone exactly to plan for the Yankees so far this postseason.

New York tanked the American League East so it could face the whipping boy Twins instead of Cliff Lee and the Rangers, and what happened?

The Bombers once again easily dispatched of Minnesota in three games, while the AL East champion Rays were taken to the limit before being eliminated thanks to Lee's second dominating performance in the AL Division Series.

Now, not only do the Yanks avoid playing pesky Tampa Bay, which took 10 of 18 from New York this season, but they get to square off against the Rangers, whom they have beaten nine out of 10 times in their previous three playoff encounters in the 1990s. Not only that, but the Pinstripes won't have to face Lee until ...

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