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Yankees Headed To Post-Season, Clinch 16th Playoff Trip in 17 Years

It's official. The New York Yankees are headed to the playoffs following a win over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday. It will be the Bronx Bombers' 16th trip in 17 years to the post-season.

Eduardo Nunez hit a tying home run in the eighth inning, Robinson Cano followed with a two-run double allowing the Yanks to rally past the Rays 4-2.

At the start of the day, Tampa Bay was just two games behind the Boston Red Sox to clinch the AL wild-card spot, but things fell apart after All-Star James Shields delivered a poor start.

Despite using a makeshift lineup, New York clinched no worse than a wild-card berth and lowered the magic number to two for its 12th AL East title in 16 seasons.

No wild celebration here: The Yankees exchanged handshakes as if it were just another win.

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