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New York Yankees' Robinson Cano watches his two-RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning. (September 23, 2009)

Photos: Yankees at Angels

The Yankees look to end their Angel woes as they head to Anaheim for a west coast series.

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees is congratulated after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the fourth inning. (september 23, 2009)

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees hits a two RBI single in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (September 23, 2009)

New York Yankees right fielder Shelley Duncan can't
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New York Yankees right fielder Shelley Duncan can't get a glove on a double hit by Los Angeles Angels' Gary Matthews Jr. during the sixth inning. (September 23, 2009)

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A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees
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A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the third inning. (September 23, 2009)

Angel Stadium woes In the five years since
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Angel Stadium woes



In the five years since the Yankees last made the ALCS, they've struggled mightily on the road against the Angels. The Yankees are 8-20 in Anaheim during that span, which includes a 1-2 record in the 2005 ALCS. The Yankees lost that series in five games.

(Sept. 23, 2009)

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett wipes
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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett wipes his face during the fourth inning. (September 23, 2009)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws to the New York Yankees during the fourth inning. (September 23, 2009)

Los Angeles Angels' Chone Figgins watches New York
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Los Angeles Angels' Chone Figgins watches New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano field a ball hit by Torii Hunter during the first inning. (September 23, 2009)

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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning. (September 23, 2009)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, is tagged
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Angels catcher Mike Napoli after trying to score on a single by Yankees' Shelley Duncan during the fourth inning. (September 23, 2009)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir throws to the New York Yankees during the first inning. (September 23, 2009)

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano watches his two-RBI
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New York Yankees' Robinson Cano watches his two-RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning. (September 23, 2009)

Derek Jeter pumps his fist following the
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Derek Jeter pumps his fist following the Yankees' victory over the Los Angeles Angels. (September 22, 2009)

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Brett Gardner, right, congratulates Mariano Rivera following the
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Brett Gardner, right, congratulates Mariano Rivera following the Yankees victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (September 22, 2009)

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitches against
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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning. (September 22, 2009)

Brett Gardner, right, slides into home past Los
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Brett Gardner, right, slides into home past Los Angeles Angels catcher Ryan Budde to score the go-ahead run on Alex Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. (September 22, 2009)

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees drives
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Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees drives home the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. (September 22, 2009)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a single
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a single off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana. (September 22, 2009)

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New York Yankees' Jorge Posada, right, is greeted
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New York Yankees' Jorge Posada, right, is greeted by Hideki Matsui, of Japan, after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning. (September 22, 2009)

Chad Gaudin #41 of the New York Yankees
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Chad Gaudin #41 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning. (September 22, 2009)

Center fielder Brett Gardner #11 of the New
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Center fielder Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees dives to make a catch on a ball hit by Chone Figgins of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (September 22, 2009)

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui, right, is greeted
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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui, right, is greeted by his teammates after he scored on Jorge Posada's two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning. (September 22, 2009)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tosses his bat
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tosses his bat after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning. (September 22, 2009)

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana throws
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning. (September 22, 2009)

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter steals second base
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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter steals second base against Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar in the fourth inning. (September 22, 2009)

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Pettitte #46
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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees reacts after allowing the first run to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to trail 0-1 during the first inning at Angel Stadium on September 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Pettitte #46
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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees gets a visit from pitching coach Dave Eiland #58 after a second run is scored by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to trail 0-2 during the first inning at Angel Stadium on September 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Joe Saunders throws
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Joe Saunders throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tosses his bat
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Angels' Kendry Morales, center, is greeted
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Los Angeles Angels' Kendry Morales, center, is greeted by his teammates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Derek Jeter #2
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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees reacts after getting forced out at second base in a double play to end the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels' Bobby Abreu, left, scores on
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Los Angeles Angels' Bobby Abreu, left, scores on Vladimir Guerrero's hit as New York Yankees' Jose Molina fields the throw in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte gestures
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte gestures in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels. (September 21, 2009)

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New York Yankees' Johnny Damon, right, safely slides
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New York Yankees' Johnny Damon, right, safely slides into second base as Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick misses the throw in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

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