5 Reasons New York Yankees Are in First Place for Good

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5 Reasons New York Yankees Are in First Place for Good
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The New York Yankees stand atop the American League East as July is right around the corner and although it's still early in the season with the second half yet to be played, the Bombers aren't going to get knocked off their first place pedestal anytime soon.

It's true the Bombers are living and dying by the home run in 2012, but that's something that isn't likely to affect them until October. The same goes for the Yanks' horrid average with runners in scoring position as a team.

There's no question the Yankees can finish out the season winning that way, but it might be a different story in the postseason. But at this point, that doesn't matter. The Yanks have to make it to the playoffs before they can even worry about such a problem.

Here's why New York won't relinquish the lead in the AL East the rest of the way.

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