After clinching a playoff spot with an impressive series win in Anaheim, the Yankees head home for their final regular season showdown with the Red Sox as New York attempts to put away the AL East once and for all. Entering Thursday's action, the Bombers hold a five-game lead in the loss column with a magic number of five. That means even if Boston beats Kansas City on Thursday, the Yanks can still clinch the division on Sunday with a sweep. If the Royals beat the Sox, New York can wrap up the East by winning just two of three this weekend. And how sweet it would be to celebrate a clinch on the Yankee Stadium field with Boston watching from the visitor's dugout. Let's take a look at the pitching matchups: Friday, September 25—Joba Chamberlain (8-6, 4.73) vs. Jon Le ...
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