Pennant Race Fever: Sept. 24, Previews and Notes

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Andrew Godfrey in MLB
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AL East The Yankees and Red Sox both won yesterday, keeping the magic number for the Yankees to clinch the AL East title at five. The Yankees are idle today while the Red Sox could move to within 5.5 games of the Yankees with a win over the Royals. The two teams play each other, starting on Friday, in a three-game series in Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox need a sweep to close the gap to 2.5 games assuming they win today. If the Red Sox lose today and tomorrow they will be 7.5 games behind the Yankees with the New York team having only eight games left in the season.   AL Central The Tigers and Twins both won as the magic number for the Tigers to clinch remains at nine with a 2.5 game lead over the Twins. Today, Justin Verlander (16-9, 3.44 ERA) should have an easy win over C ...

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