CLE 6, NYY 4

Cleveland beats New York 3-1 in the ALDS. “[T]he Yanks have now gone out in the first round three straight years and, going back to their epic collapse against the Red Sox in 2004, they have lost 13 of their last 17 playoff games.”

An ALCS in Fenway without the psychological baggage that comes with playing the Yankees? Starting down a road to the World Series that travels through Cleveland, not the Bronx? For Yankees’ fans it’s wait ’til next year, for Red Sox fans it’s wait ’til next week? These are strange, refreshing concepts for Sox fans.

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