If New York Comes Back to Overtake the Blue Jays...

KP WeeSenior Writer IMay 19, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees bats against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

If the Yankees overtake the Blue Jays this season, all you need to do is look at this weekend's games.

Yes, the Jays won four straight at home against the White Sox. But so did the Yanks against the Minnesota Twins. And in all four games, the Yankees rallied to win, including the first three in the late innings and in their final at-bats.

Look at three of those wins for New York right there. If the Yanks win the Wild Card over Toronto by three games or fewer, look at those three games the Twins blew right there.

For now, Toronto is in first place, 3.5 games ahead of idle Boston, with a three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway starting Tuesday.

The good news is if the Jays (27-14) lose all three in Boston (22-16), they will still leave town in first place. The Yanks (21-17) are 4 1/2 games back, followed by the Rays (20-20) at 6.5 games back.

The Orioles, 16-22 and 9.5 out, are pretty much done in the AL East.