- The New York Yankees now have 21 100-win seasons in franchise history.
- The team saw more injuries this season than the MLB has seen in over 15 years.
- October 4 marks the playoff opener for New York on their road to the World Series.
NEW YORK – Aaron Boone’s New York Yankees creamed the Los Angeles Angels Thursday night, 9-1, solidifying the AL East division title. The title has been a long time coming for Yankees’ fans everywhere, as the franchise has not finished first in the AL East since 2012.
The victory marked New York’s 100th win of the year and there is are eight games left in the regular season before the Yankees will be playing for a chance at the World Series.
New York had a banner season when it came to injuries. They had over 30 players on the injured list throughout their schedule, yet have managed a record of 100-54 thus far.
"Nothing has got in their way. Whatever has come adversity-wise, they faced it and powered right through it,” said Boone in the post-game interview.
Boone has been able to get his team back to back 100-win seasons, a mark that hasn’t happened since 2004. Thursday night was full of celebrations, but clinching the divisional title is just a stepping stone toward the bigger picture.
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When it comes to winning the American League Pennant, New York has odds of +210, behind the Houston Astros (-110). If they can keep the injury count to a minimum, they have a real shot at a pennant given how they’ve played the entire year.
US sports betting sites have set the Yankees World Series odds at +400, making them third in the line of favorites to take home the championship trophy.
Their next game for the Yankees (-180) is tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST against the Toronto Blue Jays (+155) in New York. The game will be aired on the WPIX Network.
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