AL East Roundup: Blue Jays hanging in

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Apr 15, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter

Alex Rodriguez

singles during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees

Surprisingly, the Yankees have found themselves tied for second place in the AL East with a run differential of +19. They started out the season by limping through the first three series against the Jays, Red Sox and Orioles losing two of three in each before sweeping the Rays on the road. The Yankees have taken two of four games thus far with the possibility of a third Thursday.

But how? This team is so old, they were supposed to be cellar dwellers in the division. The return of Alex Rodriguez has certainly helped out as he is tied for the team lead in home-runs with four bombs while maintaining an impressive .419 OBP. Turns out eyes don’t age.

His colleague, Chris Young, is tied with Rodriguez in home runs with an even better slash of .368/.442/.816, which comes as a easily welcomed surprise for the Yankees.

The addition of Nathan Eovaldi has helped a struggling pitching rotation as he leads the rotation in ERA with 3.12.

Are the Yankees here to stay? Likely not. It shouldn’t be long before one of their dinosaur baseball players gets hurt and they are left relying on secondary talent that, let’s face it, just isn’t October baseball caliber.