Thursday, September 29, 2005

THE RETURN OF THE LEADERS

The Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles by 2-1 on Wednesday night. This win against the Baltimore has made the Yankees to take over the sole possession of first place in the AL East. The golden opportunity has been indeed availed by the Yankees. This victory has put the Yankees one game ahead of Boston. Boston (92-66) remained tied in the wild-card race with Cleveland Indians, who lost to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1-0. The Yankees fine pitching performance by Shawn Chacon helped the squad to get past the Orioles. The Yankees' victory clearly states that the team now needs no more than two wins at Fenway Park to clinch the division crown. But the Yankees should not ignore last year’s scenario that what the Red Sox did last year. Boston's comeback against New York in the ALCS last October on their way to a World Series title gave the Yankees reason to ponder on their performance. The game was also a milestone for Rodriguez who hit his 47th homer and broke Joe DiMaggio's single-season club record for home runs by a right-handed batter, set in 1937. His 47th homer is the Yankees 223rd.

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