>With a sweep of the division-rival Red Sox over the weekend, the Yankees reached 100 victories and clinched not only the division title but home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. If Boston takes the AL Wild Card, the Yankees will face the winner of the tight AL Central race, either Detroit or Minnesota, in the American League Division Series when the playoffs begin.

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The New York Times
Sun, September 27, 2009 — 5:08 PM ET
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Yankees Clinch American League East Title With 4-2 Victory Over Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, clinching the 2009 American League East division title.

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