Yankees 2013 playoff chances

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<p>Yankees 2013 Playoff Chances</p> <p>Yankees 2013 Playoff ChancesThe Yankees are currently 2 games out of a Wild Card spot in the American LeagueWith just under 20 games remaining in the season, they need to make a run soon if they dont want to miss the playoffs for only the second time since 1995There are a number of teams vying for the final playoff spot, and they each have strengths and weaknesses that may determine their fateCompetitor: Kansas City RoyalsThe furthest back at 3.5 games, the Royals have a tough road to the playoffs because their schedule does not include most of the teams in front of themTheir hitting is strong, but after James Shields their starting pitching is shakyChances of winning the final Wild Card: Major underdogCompetition: Cleveland IndiansTied with the Yankees at 2 games backHave a relatively easy schedule, but do not play the teams in front of themRecord is a product of their weaker division, the are one of the weaker teams in the raceChances of winning the final Wild Card: LongshotCompetition: Baltimore OriolesClosest to the Rays at 1.5 backHave a tough remaining schedule where the play the Rays, Yankees, and 1st place Red SoxGiven their struggles against the teams in their division, it is tough to see them making up groundChances of winning the final Wild Card: DecentCompetition: Tampa Bay RaysCurrent leader for the 2nd Wild Card, 1.5 ahead of BaltimoreHave the best pitching of the contending teams, but outside of Evan Longoria and Wil Myers, do not have much offensive firepowerTheir remaining schedule is tough, going against the Red Sox and the YankeesChances of winning the final Wild Card: FavoritesNew York Yankees2 games back of Tampa BayEasiest schedule of contending teamsPlay the Orioles and the Rays, the two teams ahead of themPitching has been solid all year, and offense is much improved with additions of Alfonso Soriano, Curtis Granderson, and Alex RodriguezChances of winning the final Wild Card: GoodMy PredictionAlthough the Rays have the best pitching staff and are currently in the lead for the final Wild Card spot, they have been losing of late and the Yankees are on a hot streak. A three game series between the Yankees and the Rays will most likely determine the winner, and I predict that the Yankees will take at least 2 out of 3. My Prediction: Yankees</p>