The final post-season slot rests upon the outcome of game 163 today, and no team is more affected by that outcome (other than the participants, of course) than the New York Yankees. The Bombers are scheduled to host the winner of the one game playoff Wednesday night, when the teams begin play in the Division Series. The question for Yankee fans is which club presents the easier route to the ALCS. Both teams have a fair amount of question marks, and New York would be favored against either opponent. Detroit certainly has its share of question marks: Ace Justin Verlander had to work on short rest Sunday, making him unavailable for game one should the Tigers advance. Slugger Miguel Cabrera is in boiling hot water over a domestic abuse incident that occurred during the Tigers’ weekend slide. Still, as a Yanks fan, I would prefer to play the Minnesota Twins for several reasons.
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