Yankees Clinch Playoff Spot By Beating The Blue Jays

Yankees clinch playoff berth, beat Blue Jays

      TORONTO (AP) – The New York Yankees clinched their 15th
postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st
win of the season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday
night.
      Derek Jeter scored three runs and drove in another for the
Yankees, who have reached the postseason every year but one since
1996. New York missed the playoffs in 2008, finishing behind Tampa
Bay and Boston.
      The Tampa Bay Rays, who hold a half-game lead over the Yankees
in the AL East, clinched a playoff berth Tuesday, beating Baltimore
5-0.
      Sabathia (21-7) allowed one run and three hits in 8 1-3 innings
to match Andy Pettitte's 21 wins in 1996 and 2003 for the most
victories by a Yankee since Ron Guidry went 22-6 in 1985.
      
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