The Yankees are going to the playoffs
The Yankees are heading to the postseason for the 14th time in 15 seasons, securing their berth Tuesday while still battling the Angels in Anaheim.
New York’s magic number to clinch clicked to zero with the Rangers’ 9-1 loss to the Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum, with the final out recorded as Jorge Posada was batting in the top of the eighth inning.
The Yankees’ magic number for the American League East fell to seven games as the Red Sox lost, 5-1, to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Yankees manager Joe Girardi suggested that they could celebrate with water or Gatorade rather than Champagne. Derek Jeter said that he is “sure it will be acknowledged” in some form.