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Blue Jays and the AL East Recap: Week 3

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Apr 24, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Ezequiel Carrera (3) hits a single against Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Ezequiel Carrera (3) hits a single against Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Yankee’s Struggle at Home

New York Yankee’s: 7-10

The Yankees had a bad homestead, going 3-6 overall with 4 of those losses coming this week. After being swept by the Athletics, they were able to secure a tight series win over the Rays despite being blown out during Thursday’s rubber match.

Ivan Nova was the sole positive performance from the Yankee’s ragged starting rotation this week, as the Yank’s pen put their fare share of work in. The Yankees offense was present, but has slowed down tremendously since opening weekend. While still very potent, they are proving to not be the most formidable offense in a power packed AL East.

Next: Breaking down Michael Bourn's role in Toronto

New York lost relief pitcher Branden Pinder to a torn UCL and there is the chance that young Outfielder Aaron Hicks could land on the DL after injuring himself on Saturday. Alex Rodriguez left Sunday’s game with oblique stiffness, but should be fine. Injuries to their younger players should be a concern to the Yankee’s as they have many veteran players in key positions and the season is yet young.

Final Takeaway:

They Yankees rotation continues to underwhelm, forcing their dominant relief staff to do all the work. Was this another down week for their offence, or just shades to come?

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