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MLB Playoffs 2012: Who Will Be Victorious in AL East?

New York Yankees, who have led the American League East for almost the whole season, now find themselves in a tie with the Baltimore Orioles.

Although both teams have clinched a playoff spot, starting this season, winning the division is especially important.

With the new playoff format, clinching a wild-card berth is not too comforting.

The Orioles are new to fighting for a division championship. They have not won the AL East since 1997, which was also the last time they made the playoffs.

As for the Yankees, they have won the division 11 times in the past 14 years and have only failed to clinch the playoffs once (2008) in that span.

Coincidentally, the team in the way of the Yankees clinching their 18th division ...

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