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Yankees' playoff chances flatlining

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sits in the dugout as

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The American League Wild Cards are coming into focus as the season draws to a close.

Here’s an outlook of each of the contending teams, ordered by their odds of making the playoffs (as determined by Baseball Prospectus):

TAMPA BAY RAYS (88-69) Standing: Lead the first Wild Card by 1 game Games left: 5 Postseason probability: 95.3 percent Schedule: 2 @ Yankees, 3 @ Blue Jays The Rays...

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Yankees' schedule offers path to Wild Card

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees looks on against

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There's still a possibility that the Yankees could claim one of the two American League Wild-Card playoff spots.

Aside from the jolt of power contributed by Alfonso Soriano and the boost at third base thanks to the return of Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees have a decent schedule ahead.

All of their games against teams over .500 are versus those they're chasing for the Wild Card (Rays, Orioles)...

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