Scouting report: Orioles vs. Yankees (AL division series)
Dan Connolly breaks down each aspect of the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Orioles and New York Yankees, which begins Sunday night at Camden Yards.
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How they got here: Yankees
As they always do, by riding a balanced, talented squad with the highest payroll in baseball. They won 95 games, best in the AL, and captured their third division title in four years and their 17th playoff berth in 18 seasons. The Yankees won 16 of their last 21 games to guarantee the Orioles would have to settle for a wild-card spot. It wasn't all bagels and cream cheese, though. These Yankees had a winning record in just three of the six full months this season.