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New York Yankees: Why Not Coasting to Playoffs Could Help Bombers in October

month of September has been a fight for the New York Yankees.

In years past, they would normally put the cruise control on and coast into a playoff spot.

They did it in 2011. They had the AL East all wrapped up with a lot of time left in the season, then they took their foot off the pedal, and during their last series, they allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to jump the Boston Red Sox for the wild-card spot.

In 2010, the Yankees didn't push the envelope in the final month of the season and ended up losing the division to the Rays, but by doing so, they drew the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, who they swept in three games.

Fast forward to 2012 and the Yankees are a mere 1.5 games up on the Baltimore Orioles, who simply will not go away ...

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