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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 09:30 pm
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With their 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night, the New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage in a potential American League Wild Card Game, to be played next week against a to-be-determined opponent.

New York won the right to host the game at Yankee Stadium thanks to holding the better head-to-head record against its probable opponent, the Minnesota Twins. In six games against Minnesota this year New York went 4-2, a run that was highlighted by a three-game sweep of the Twins in the Bronx only one week ago.

The Twins defeated Cleveland 8-6 Tuesday, dropping their magic number to clinch a playoff spot to one while ensuring themselves of at least a tie with the Los Angeles Angels for the second wild-card spot. Los Angeles defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-3 Tuesday, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive for another day and preventing the Twins from officially punching their postseason ticket.

While the Yankees clinched home field in a potential one-game wild-card clash, the win also kept them in the hunt for the AL East crown. They now sit just three games back of Boston - who lost to the Blue Jays Tuesday - with five games left in the regular season.