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10/09/2004 10:32 PM ET
The Twins were just the latest in a long line of clubs that have found themselves on the wrong end of the "Yankee mystique" going back 10 years. Quite simply, the Yankees have found ways to win postseason games while other clubs have not.

Facts machine: Mystical Yankees
Game Opponent Series situation Game situation Final
2003 ALCS, Gm. 7 Red Sox Series tied, 3-3 Down 5-2, 8th inning 6-5 (12)
2001 WS, Gm. 5 D-Backs Series tied, 2-2 Down 2-0, 9th inning 3-2 (12)
2001 WS, Gm. 4 D-Backs Down, 2-1 Down 3-1, 9th inning 4-3 (10)
2001 ALCS, Gm. 4 Mariners Up, 2-1 Down 1-0, 8th inning 3-1
2001 ALDS, Gm. 3 Athletics Down, 2-0 Tied 0-0, 5th inning 1-0
2000 WS, Gm. 5 Mets Up, 3-1 Tied 2-2, 9th inning 4-2
2000 WS, Gm. 1 Mets Series tied, 0-0 Down 3-2, 9th inning 4-3 (12)
1999 WS, Gm. 3 Braves Up, 2-0 Down 5-3, 8th inning 6-5 (10)
1999 ALCS, Gm. 1 Red Sox Tied, 0-0 Tied 3-3, 10th inning 4-3 (10)
1998 WS, Gm. 3 Padres Up, 2-0 Down 3-0, 7th inning 5-4
1998 WS, Gm. 1 Padres Tied, 0-0 Down 5-2, 7th inning 9-6
1996 ALCS, Gm. 1 Orioles Tied, 0-0 Down, 4-2, 7th inning 5-4 (11)
1996 ALDS, Gm. 3 Rangers Tied, 1-1 Down 2-1, 9th inning 3-2
1996 ALDS, Gm. 2 Rangers Down, 1-0 Down 2-1, 9th inning 3-2
1995 ALDS, Gm. 2 Mariners Up, 1-0 Tied 5-5, 15th inning 7-5 (15)

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