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Statistical Breakdown of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS

New York Yankees won the American League East with 95 victories, but it was not easy. The upstart Baltimore Orioles surprised everyone by making the postseason for the first time since 1997. The team was led by none other than Buck Showalter, who in 1995 led the Bronx Bombers to their first postseason since 1981 and set the stage for the current Yankee dynasty.

The Yankees barely held on to win the division title, forcing the Orioles to play a one-game wild-card playoff in Arlington, TX. Led by a solid effort by journeyman left-hander Joe Saunders and their outstanding bullpen, Baltimore knocked off the two-time AL Champion Rangers, who had just come off blowing a huge lead in their own division to Oakland, 5-1.

Now the Orioles get one more shot ...

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