Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
NEW YORK -- One after the other, the New York Yankees teed off, a second-inning barrage blasting them past the Boston Red Sox and moving them one step closer to finally getting their needed separation from the surprising Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees tied a franchise record with four home runs in the second inning Monday, and New York left-hander CC Sabathia made sure they never had to worry about a comeback in their 10-2 win at Yankee Stadium. More important than the impressive offensive display was the fact that the Yankees' victory, coupled with the Orioles' loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, gives New York a chance to clinch the AL East title Tuesday. After blowing a 10-game lead and finding the Orioles impossible to shake for most of the season's final month, the Yankees took a one-game lead with two to play. They can wrap up the division with a win and a Baltimore loss Tuesday. New York's Robinson Cano homered, doubled and drove in three runs in the nine-run second. Curtis G...
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