The Yankees haven’t mailed too many games in this season but today was not one of their better efforts.
Two games out is certainly much worse when there are only six games to play.
So here is where they stand:
New York 90-66 -2
Red Sox remaining games
vs. Oakland (2)
vs. Minnesota (4)
Yankees remaining games
at Tampa (3)
at Baltimore (3)
The Yankees probably need to go at least 5-1 to have a shot. That would give them 95 wins. Then you hope Boston goes 3-3 and they finished tied with the tiebreaker going to the Yankees based on the head-to-head results.
At any rate, the immediate goal has to be eliminating the Tigers. Then whatever happens, happens.