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Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays Fall to the Bottom

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May 22, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Darwin Barney (18) misses a ground ball in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Blue Jays won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Darwin Barney (18) misses a ground ball in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Blue Jays won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Yankees ride a streak of strong starts back into the picture

New York Yankees: 21-11

The Yankees received five straight quality starts in five consecutive wins to close that gap in the AL East. Their success amid the Jays’ inconsistencies has helped to propel New York back into the picture and third overall in the division. They will look to continue this against the Blue Jays and the Rays this week.

The rotation has long been New York’s biggest problem, but this week saw five consecutive starting pitchers twirl out gems, and wins as a result. With an offence that has regained consistency after an early May slump, they Yankees could make a stab at the top of the division.

The Yankees bullpen has established itself as one of the most feared units in the American League, something which will come in handy as the Yankees look to dispatch their division foes this week.

Final Takeaway:

The Yankees could be poised for a major breakthrough. By finding consistency in their rotation, they can enable their scary offence and dominant pen to the win column.

Next: Rays keep themselves in the picture

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