Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays Soar out of May

May 27, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (right) celebrates a win with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (right) celebrates a win with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 28, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and New York Yankees second baseman Sterlin Castro (14) greet New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) after the game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and New York Yankees second baseman Sterlin Castro (14) greet New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) after the game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /

Steady Success for New York
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The Yankees continued to be the best of the bunch this week. New York suffered just one loss a series this week. By beating the the Royals and the Athletics, New York helped solidify their lead. They now lead the division by 3 games, as the Orioles struggles have pushed them further back. They square off against Baltimore to start the week before heading north to face Toronto.

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Aaron Judge is building a resume for MVP, adding a game defining Grand Slam to help propel Michael Pineda to the win. New York’s rotation continues to find success despite many worrisome numbers. However if the Yankees continue to mash like they have, their rotation will be just fine. The Yankees bullpen has also stepped up in absence of Aroldis Chapman. Chapman made some small progress this week but is still expected to miss quite some time. In the meantime, Dellin Betances has filled in quite well in the role of closer and most certainly has made a certain Yankees exec eat their words from earlier this year.

Final Takeaway:

The Yankees continue to be the real deal. As long as their offense can continue to bail out their rotation, the Yankees could go all the way.