Yankees Clinch Playoffs

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Rob Abruzzese in MLB
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When Mariano Rivera shut the door on the Yankees 6-5 win over the Angels last night they clinched at least a Wildcard victory and got back to the playoffs after missing them for the first time since 1994 last season. There was no champagne or celebration though as they have their sights set on the division championship and beyond. Via Peter Abraham: Not one bottle of champagne was popped. Joe Girardi gathered his team in the clubhouse, congratulated them on achieving the first of their goals and told them there was a lot of work to be done. The Yankees knew weeks ago that they would be in the playoffs. Celebrating a wild-card berth they won’t even be using would have been pointless. Beyond that, they have a day game against the Angels and Scott Kazmir later on today. “I&rsqu ...

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