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The Yankees celebrate the American League East title. (Credit: David Pokress)

The Yankees celebrate the American League East title. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Yankees sweep doubleheader vs. Rays

The Yankees came back to win Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader against Tampa Bay, then won Game 2 after a rain delay to clinch the AL East.

Robinson Cano talks about another AL East title
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Robinson Cano talks about another AL East title with Alex Rodriguez. (Sept. 21, 2011)

The Yankees celebrate the American League East title.
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The Yankees celebrate the American League East title. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Mariano Rivera sprays a teammate with champagne. (Sept.
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Mariano Rivera sprays a teammate with champagne. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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Nick Swisher douses David Robertson with champaign. (Sept.
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Nick Swisher douses David Robertson with champaign. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate after the
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Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate after the Yankees clinched the AL East title. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Jorge Posada, who had the game-winning hit, celebrates
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Jorge Posada, who had the game-winning hit, celebrates with Robinson Cano. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Jorge Posada, who hade the game-winning hit, gets
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Jorge Posada, who hade the game-winning hit, gets doused with champagne. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Trainer Gene Monahan gets doused with champagne as
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Trainer Gene Monahan gets doused with champagne as Mariano Rivera looks on. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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Jorge Posada is hugged by Curtis Granderson. (Sept.
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Jorge Posada is hugged by Curtis Granderson. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Mark Teixeira at the moment of victory. (Sept.
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Mark Teixeira at the moment of victory. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Jorge Posada and Alex Rodriguez celebrate winning the
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Jorge Posada and Alex Rodriguez celebrate winning the American League East title. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees
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Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees reacts at hitting an eighth-inning two-run single against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

CC Sabathia after giving up a solo home
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CC Sabathia after giving up a solo home run to Kelly Shoppach in the 5th inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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Robinson Cano hits a solo home run in
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Robinson Cano hits a solo home run in the second inning for a 1-0 Yankees lead. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Rays right fielder Brandon Guyer watches Robinson Cano's
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Rays right fielder Brandon Guyer watches Robinson Cano's second inning solo home run land in the right field seats. (Sept. 21, 2011)

C.C. Sabathia pitching early in the second game.
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C.C. Sabathia pitching early in the second game. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Russell Martin and C.C. Sabathia confer in the
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Russell Martin and C.C. Sabathia confer in the second inning of the second game. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Alex Rodriguez hugs Robinson Cano at the end
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Alex Rodriguez hugs Robinson Cano at the end of the game. Cano hit a two-run double in the 8th inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, Brett Gardner,
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, Brett Gardner, center, and Chris Dickerson leap into the air to celebrate their 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the first baseball game of a doubleheader. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees follows through on a eighth inning two-run double against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Eduardo Nunez #26 of the New York Yankees
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Eduardo Nunez #26 of the New York Yankees steals third base in the fifth inning ahead of the tag from Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Hector Noesi puckers his lips as he leaves
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Hector Noesi puckers his lips as he leaves the game in the third inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Joe Girardi takes the ball from Hector Noesi
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Joe Girardi takes the ball from Hector Noesi in the third inning trailing 2-1. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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Johnny Damon gives a friendly pat to former
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Johnny Damon gives a friendly pat to former teammate Jorge Posada after he walked in the second inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Alex Rodriguez has a pregame conversation with third
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Alex Rodriguez has a pregame conversation with third base umpire John Hirschbeck. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Derek Jeter scores in the first inning against
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Derek Jeter scores in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Hector Noesi tags out Casey Kotchman of the
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Hector Noesi tags out Casey Kotchman of the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields throws
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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New York Yankees starter Hector Noesi throws against
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New York Yankees starter Hector Noesi throws against theTampa Bay Rays in the first inning. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Derek Jeter beats the throw to first base
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Derek Jeter beats the throw to first base for a third inning base hit. (Sept. 21, 2011)

New York Yankees pitcher Hector Noesi gives the
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New York Yankees pitcher Hector Noesi gives the ball to manager Joe Girardi after he gave a two-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays' Elliot Johnson high-fives with Desmond
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Tampa Bay Rays' Elliot Johnson high-fives with Desmond Jennings at home plate after Jennings hit a two-run home run. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings hits a two-run
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Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings hits a two-run home run off of New York Yankees' Hector Noesi. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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Derek Jeter follows through on a third inning
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Derek Jeter follows through on a third inning base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

Nick Swisher loses his bat as he strikes
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Nick Swisher loses his bat as he strikes out in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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