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10/14/2004 4:42 PM ET
With a 2-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees may have history on their side.

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Since the introduction of the seven-game League Championship Series in 1985, the Yankees have twice won the first two games. Both times, New York advanced to the World Series.

The Yankees with a 2-0 LCS advantage
Year Series Team Opponent Result
2004 ALCS New York Boston ?
2001 ALCS New York Seattle Won (NYY 4, SEA 1)
1999 ALCS New York Boston Won (NYY 4, BOS 1)

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