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New York Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth, Set Up Pitching For Postseason

the 15th time in 16 years, the Yankees are going to the playoffs.

After CC Sabathia delivered 8.1 innings of one-run ball for his league-leading 21st victory Tuesday night, the Yankees immediately put their postseason plans into motion.

The old axiom says you win with pitching and defense, and the Yankees need to do some juggling to line up their most dependable starters for the first round.

Andy Pettitte, who was originally slated to start Wednesday in Toronto, will now take the hill Friday in Boston. As a result, Pettitte will be on five days rest for Game 2 of the ALDS, when he’ll presumably pitch on Thursday, Oct. 7. 

Girardi will have to be more creative to prepare undisputed ace Sabathia for Game 1 on Wednesday, ...

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