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Mariano Rivera got the final five
outs for his record 16th postseason save. AP
Early and often
Yankees keep A's at bay, advance to ninth ALCS
Too old. No offense. Unreliable bullpen. There were those who counted the Yankees out after their brutal September slide. But New York served notice they are not ready to relinquish their crown just yet with a 7-5 victory in Game 5 of the Division Series with Oakland. New York advances to its ninth ALCS against Seattle beginning Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
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Oakland loses in one bad half-inning
Postseason history: Athletics | Yankees
||Game 4: A's pound Clemens en route to 11-1 win|
Oakland jumped on Roger Clemens early, while Barry Zito pitched 5 2/3 strong innings.
||Game 3: El Duque, Rivera combine to shut down A's|
Oakland managed just four hits while Derek Jeter drove in a pair of runs in a 4-2 Yankee victory.
||Game 2: Pettitte throws gem to end Yanks' slump |
The lefty threw 7 2/3 shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the A's in Game 2 to even the series.
||Game 1: A's defuse Rocket, beat Yankees 5-3|
Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including the go-ahead double in the sixth.