• AL East competition helping Yankees

    Despite last night’s depressing loss in a game it appeared the team should have won, the Yankees did not lose any ground in the American League East. The Orioles, Bay Rays and Red Sox all lost to keep the Yankees cushion at five games over the Orioles and six and a half over both the Red Sox and the Rays. And the mediocre play in the division should be of some comfort during a time when the Yankees are missing two of the guns in their starting pitching arsenal.