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New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: 5 Biggest Matchups for Game 5 of ALDS
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When the 2012 American League Divisional Series began, I circled the Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees series to be one of the best on the postseason menu.

The series has not disappointed so far, as both teams and managers have put on a postseason show that would make William Shakespeare blush.

There have been comebacks, blown leads and dramatic performances that have made this divisional series incredibly compelling.

With their 2-1 win over the Yankees in Game 4, the Orioles have forced a crucial Game 5 against New York in Yankee Stadium, with a trip to the American League Championship Series on the line.

Here's a look at what will determine which team advances to face the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS.

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