Coming off a five-game losing streak, the Yankees' bats have come alive in the first two games of a four-game set with the Twins.
The 17 runs scored is as many as they had in their prior seven games combined (six loses).
With just under two weeks before the All-Star break, the Yankees have a chance to close the gap they have created in the AL East.
The first half of the MLB season has been a mixed bag of emotions for the Yankees, but they have stayed relevant despite all their setbacks.
Entering the second half, there are plenty of storylines to follow with the ballclub. Some will be resolved sooner rather than later, but all will have an impact on the Yankees' success.
The following is just a few predictions I see occurring in the second half of the season for the Yankees.