The Yankees trail the Red Sox by three games in the division at the All-Star break, but lead the AL wild card race by 2.5 games.
The Yanks have played 54.3 percent of their games at baseball’s deceiving “halfway point.”
Here is a closer look at the standings:
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The Red Sox have led the East at the break for the last five seasons, but have only gone on to win the division twice.
Bottom line: the Yankees overcame a slew of early-season injuries and have put themselves in a strong position to make a run at the postseason (despite getting swept in their last series before the break).
More season review and grades coming during the four-day break.