Yankees clinch AL East title, first-round bye


With the bye formally locked in, the Yankees know they are going to face the winner of the wild-card sequence between the Cleveland Guardians and the AL’s No. 6 seed, which the Mariners at the moment maintain. The bye additionally means the Yankees may have 5 full days off between the tip of the common season and Sport 1 of the ALDS. 

The Yankees weren’t a preferred decide to win within the AL East earlier than the season, after the Rays and Crimson Sox each completed forward in 2021 and the Blue Jays upgraded their roster within the offseason. However, New York got here out of the gate scorching and gained at a historic price earlier than the All-Star break. Not even a tough six-week stretch after the break might forestall the Yankees from profitable the division comfortably. 

That is solely the Yankees’ second AL East title within the final 10 seasons.

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