NY Yankees Had the Minnesota Twins at "Hello"
For the fourth time in the last eight years, the New York Yankees eliminated the Minnesota Twins from the playoffs in the American League Divisional Series. And with Saturday evening’s completion of a series sweep for the second consecutive year, the Yankees have bested Minnesota in 12 of 14 games in the postseason since 2003.
But when the series began last week, the Twins had every reason to believe this would be the year they would dispel the notion New York had their number. Minnesota finished the regular season with an American League-best 53-28 record at Target Field, where the series commenced, while the Yankees won only 9 of their last 26 games to conclude the season amidst a myriad of concerns about the strength of their starting rotation.