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New York Yankees Win 2011 AL East Title with Doubleheader Sweep of Rays

the 2011 season started, everyone had the Boston Red Sox picked to win the American League East division.

Hell, even I picked Boston to win the division back in March.

But, coming into Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, another team fighting to get into the postseason, the Yankees had a chance to do two things in one night: clinch a playoff spot and lock up the A.L. East division.

Earlier in the day, the Yankees won the first of the two games over Tampa, 4-2.

In the eighth inning, Robinson Cano hit a two-run double to put the Yankees up, and Mariano Rivera picked up his 603rd career save to lock down the win.

The first win clinched a playoff spot for the Yankees.

Now, going into the ...

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