SPORTS: New York Yankees Win AL East (American League East Division) Championship

The New York Yankees had a record season this year winning the American League East Championship.


NEW YORK — Until the first cork was popped in Tuesday’s celebration, the Yankees refused to look too far ahead in their mission to raise a championship banner in the Bronx, conscious of the danger in underestimating an upstart Guardians roster. Yet a showdown with the Astros always lurked, a just reward for surviving this grueling American League Division Series.

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Related: New York Yankees Aaron Judge wins American League Home Run Record and 2022 Silver Slugger Award Winner.

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No surprise here, as Judge — who is an MVP finalist and won the Hank Aaron Award in the AL — set an AL record by hitting 62 home runs this season. Judge not only led the Majors in home runs, but he also paced all players in runs (133), RBIs (131), on-base percentage (.425), slugging percentage (.686), OPS (1.111), OPS+ (211) and total bases (391).

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