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Rays knock off Yankees in do-or-die Game 5, advance to ALCS

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SportsPulse: The Tampa Bay Rays dispatched the New York Yankees and will now face the Houston Astros in an ALCS which promises to feature a lot of fire power.

USA TODAY

SAN DIEGO — They could walk the city streets in the Gaslamp Quarter and not a soul would recognize them.

They are as anonymous as the seafood taco vendors in town.

They are the Tampa Bay Rays, and you better start to get to know them.

The Rays finally knocked off the bullies off the AL East, the New York Yankees, 2-1, Friday night, advancing to the American League Championship Series for only the second time in franchise history.

And, oh, how it was only fitting that Mike Brosseau was the hero, hitting the biggest home run in Rays’ history off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in a 10-pitch at-bat in the eighth inning.

It was a month ago,

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