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After the Yankees defeat the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series, the Bronx Bombers will head on to face the Texas Rangers or Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Championship Series.
The Rangers defeated the Yankees in last years ALCS before they lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
During the regular season the Yankees won seven of the nine matchups against the Rangers.
The Rangers’ pitching rotation took a hard hit with the departure of ace Cliff Lee during the offseason. But they were still able to deliver another outstanding season allowing only 1327 hits, which was second-best in the AL.
New York’s division-rival, Tampa Bay, is coming off the greatest September comeback in baseball history.
The Rays were trailing the Boston Red Sox by nine games at the beginning of September and managed to clinch the AL’s wild card spot with a 12th inning victory against the pinstripes in game 162.
The Yankees and Rays split the regular season series.
No matter what team will be New York’s opponent in the ALCS, the Yankees should be the clear favorite of winning the AL championship.