There was a decided lack of buzz around Angel Stadium on Monday, even though the New York Yankees were in town.
The pockets of empty seats spoke to that, and so did the sharply discounted tickets offered online. The Angels said they had sold 36,245 tickets, the fewest for a Yankees game in eight years.
These teams have not prospered since they met in the 2009 American League Championship Series. Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter have retired. So have Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
The Yankees have not won a postseason game in five years.
The Angels have not won a postseason game in eight years.
Mike Trout is on the disabled list.
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