Yankees aim to wrap up ALCS

(AP) - When Derek Jeter recalls the last timethe New York Yankees got this close to the World Series, he getschills down his spine that have nothing to do with the cold he'sfighting. The 2004 AL championship

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2009, 11:40 AM

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Yankees aim to wrap up ALCS
(AP) - When Derek Jeter recalls the last timethe New York Yankees got this close to the World Series, he getschills down his spine that have nothing to do with the cold he'sfighting. The 2004 AL championship series is a gaping hole in the Yankees'reputation that only a record 40th AL pennant could begin to cover.Up 3-0, New York lost four straight to the Boston Red Sox in acollapse that has festered for a half-decade. New York gets the first of three potential shots at thatcloseout victory over the struggling Los Angeles Angels in Game 5of the ALCS on Thursday night, with A.J. Burnett facing Angels aceJohn Lackey. Manager Joe Girardi patiently points out that many of New York'scurrent contributors weren't around for that unprecedentedcollapse


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