Record: 89-65, 1.5 games ahead
Remaining schedule: Twins (1), Blue Jays (4), Red Sox (3)
The Yankees have been hanging by a thread while holding a lead over the Orioles in the AL East. Until Monday, two teams hadn’t been separated by more than one game in the standings since Sept. 3, which, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, is the longest such streak in September or later since 1889. Mark Teixeira's return from injury is in question, and the Yankees are 14-9 in September.
Prediction: Win first wild card