The New York Yankees clinched their eighth AL East title of the decade today with a 4-2 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium. Veteran outfielder Hideki Matsui singled in his 89th and 90th RBI of the season with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to give the Yankees their first and last lead of the afternoon.
Captain Derek Jeter produced his 64th multi-hit game of the season and started a 6-4-3 double play with the bases loaded and nobody out in the third inning. Jeter has committed just eight errors at shortstop this year, one fewer than his career low of nine committed in 1998.
The win marked the 100th of the season for New York, the first time they have reached the triple-digit mark since 2004, when they blew a 3-0 series lead to the Red Sox in the ALCS.
The victory also ga ...
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