Path to the ALDS: New York (103-59) won the AL East by eight games; Minnesota (87-76) won the AL Central by one game
The Yankees stormed through the AL during the regular season and had no problem in the ALDS with the Twins, who needed a 163rd game to beat the Tigers in the AL Central.
Game 2 was the only contest decided by fewer than three runs, as Mark Teixeira delivered a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning off Minnesota's Jose Mijares. Lefties CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte got wins in Games 1 and 3.
Alex Rodriguez led New York's offense with two home runs and six RBIs, while Michael Cuddyer and Denard Span each had six hits for the Twins.