Cano and the Yankees have plenty to be happy about after last night’s big win. But the real baseball season begins now and they hope to thrive off the confidence boost they received in the final game of the season.
With playoff positioning hanging in the balance of last night’s match-ups between the Yankees and Red Sox, as well as the Orioles and Rays, both teams did what they had to do, win. But the Yankees victory was most meaningful, as it laid out the final blueprint for the 2012 MLB playoffs, and they made a statement in the process too.
Even though they let it come down to the final game of the season to determine whether they’d guarantee themselves a spot in the ALDS or if they’d have to scrap it out in a one game wild-card, they were well aware of what they were playing for last night and made plenty of noise while clearing up the playoff picture.
With a loud 14-2 win over the Red Sox, the Yankees did more than grab their 13 AL East title in 16 years, they also secured home...