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Yankees defeat Orioles to advance to ALCS

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The Yankees celebrate after winning the American League division baseball series after beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 in Game 5 on Oct. 12, 2012, in New York. The Yankees celebrate after winning the American League division baseball series after beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 in Game 5 on Oct. 12, 2012, in New York.
Curtis Granderson celebrates with teammates in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, Oct. 12, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Curtis Granderson celebrates with teammates in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, Oct. 12, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) -

Behind a complete-game gem by CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 5 of the ALDS and now advance to the ALCS versus the Detroit Tigers.

Sabathia pitched a four-hitter and the Yankees once again came out on the right side of a disputed home run call against the Orioles in October, beating Baltimore 3-1 Friday.

Nate McLouth's bid for a tying homer in the sixth inning was ruled foul by the slimmest of margins. Sabathia hung on in the late innings for his first postseason complete game and defeated the Orioles for the second time in this division series

The ALCS opens Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Raul Ibanez hit a go-ahead single in the fifth off Jason Hammel and Ichiro Suzuki added an RBI double in the sixth.

Curtis Granderson boosted it to 3-0 with a second-deck solo homer in the seventh. The Yankees advanced following their decision to bench slumping third baseman Alex Rodriguez, their $275 million man.

NOTES: The crowd of 47,081 was the smallest for a postseason game at new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009.

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