Yanks a mystery this year

This year, the Yankees are just one of eight teams vying for the World Series championship.

Updated: September 25, 2003, 1:14 PM ET
By Joe Morgan | Special to ESPN.com

With the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics clinching their divisions Tuesday night, the American League's postseason has come into sharper focus.

If the season ended today, the Twins would open the postseason on the road against the Yankees in the first round. Since the Yankees lead the A's for the league's best record by four games in the loss column, I expect this matchup to materialize. Barring a collapse by the Boston Red Sox in the wild-card race, the Twins will ...

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