New York Yankees beat Toronto 9-6, clinch playoff berth

TORONTO (AP) Afterwards captivation assimilate the AL East advance for added than 3½ months, the Yankees appeared set to abatement out of aboriginal abode on Sunday. Then they rallied from a four-run deficit, headed home still angry with Baltimore for the AL East advance and afterwards clinched their 17th postseason anchorage in 18 years.

"Tonight was a season-defining bold for us," New York's Nick Swisher said afterwards a 9-6 win at the Toronto Blue Jays. "We could accept gone down big like that and just arranged it in, but that's not this team's M.O. That's not how we access it."

Eduardo Nunez collection in the ambitious run with an eighth-inning cede fly. Eric Chavez homered for the Yankees (92-67), who completed a 4-3 cruise and headed home for a season-closing alternation adjoin Boston. The Orioles (92-67) exhausted the Red Sox 6-3 and catholic to Florida for their final series, at Tampa Bay.

"Every bold feels like it's a playoff bold appropriate now," Russell Martin said. "That's our attitude."

New York has affected four-run deficits to win alert in a nine-game amount for the additional time this season, according to STATS LLC. The Yankees and Orioles both clinched no worse than a wild-card anchorage if Texas (93-66) exhausted the Angels 8-7 in the additional bold of a day-night doubleheader, bottomward Los Angeles to 88-71.

With both the analysis appellation and the AL's best almanac still up for grabs, the Yankees aren't acceptable the anticipation of arena the last-place Red Sox, who accept absent 90 amateur for the aboriginal time back 1966.
by nbasportnews | 2012-10-04 22:44 | mlb score
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