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Playoff outlook: Yankees, Orioles and Blue Jays battle for East

Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran (36) is greeted

(Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson)

Heading into Friday's action, the Yankees still have their sites set on capturing the American League East. They’re currently tied with the Blue Jays for second place in the division and are five games behind the first-place Orioles. Here's how the Wild Card race shakes out.

Here’s the outlook for each of the three squads for the remainder of the season:

YANKEES (60-54)

Games left:...

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