The Yankees looked to be in a safe spot as recently as a month ago, but a spate of injuries, poor play and bad luck has left them barely clinging to first place in the AL East. Both the Rays and the Orioles are charging hard after the Yankees' playoff spot -- if New York falls to third in the East, there's no guarantee that it will get a wild-card spot, even under the new system. Are the Yankees really in trouble?

AL East Winners?

The Yankees may have dominated the first half of ths season, but they've been decimated by injuries, while the Rays and Orioles remain relatively healthy.


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