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Yankees vs. Angels ALCS Preview: New York Aims to Get Rally Monkey off its Back

Published by on October 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Among the 134 pitchers Derek Jeter has faced at least 20 times in his Hall of Fame career, he has the lowest batting average against Scott Kazmir (.111) and Jered Weaver (.118).

That's not a good sign.

What is a good sign is the way the Yankees beat the Angels the last two times they played them on Sept. 22 and 23 in Anaheim—previously a graveyard for New York victories.

The Halos ousted the Bombers from the playoffs in 2002 and 2005, but this year, the two teams split the 10 games they played and were first and second in the Majors in runs scored.

All of that adds up to a heck of a best-of-seven American League Championship Series set to kick off between the two clubs on Friday.

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