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Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays fall further in shrinking playoff race

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Sep 3, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) takes out starting pitcher Marco Estrada (25) during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) takes out starting pitcher Marco Estrada (25) during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Yankees tumble
New York Yankees: 77-72

It appears the Baby Bombers are out of the race. Despite riding a win streak to just a four-game deficit in the AL East last week, the Yankees begin play eight games out of first, and four for the second Wild Card spot.

The Yankees needed a good outing against the Red Sox, but got the opposite. Coming off a series loss to against the Dodgers, the Yankees were outgunned by the Red Sox at every opportunity. The Yankees’ short comings are not their own fault, they fought every game against the Sox and kept them close, they just couldn’t muster the steam to get the job done.

New York never realistically intended to reach the playoffs after selling big on August 1st, but a renaissance among their younger players paved the way for an exciting August. With two weeks left to play, there is still the chance that New York will get hot and fight their way to their second consecutive WC game, but that is a tall order with the amount of teams ahead of them.

Final Takeaway:

They Baby Bombers treated us to a spectacular gun show the last few week. New York gave us a taste of what the AL East has to contend with next year. If you thought they were scary for the last four weeks, just wait until you get 24 weeks of them.

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