How Many Games Do The Yankees Need to Clinch? is a blog post that covers the potential number of games the Yankees need to win in order to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
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As the Yankees race to the end of the season, they need to win games to clinch their spot in the playoffs. The magic number is the number of wins needed by a team to guarantee that it will make the playoffs. The Yankees’ magic number is determined by subtracting their current win total from the next-best team’s win total. As of September 21st, the Yankees have 98 wins and the Tampa Bay Rays have 90 wins. This means that the Yankees’ magic number is 8. The Yankees can clinch a spot in the playoffs if they win 8 more games or if they have 8 more wins than Tampa Bay over the remainder of the season.
The Yankees’ magic number
The Yankees’ magic number is the number of combination of Yankees’ wins and losses by their closest rival(s) that would result in the Yankees clinching the division or league. Themagic number for a team mathematically eliminated from the playoffs is zero.It’s common for fans to refer to the magic number in standings form, such as “The Yankees have a 3-game lead and their magic number is 5.” For the Yankees, this would mean that any combination of 5 Yankees’ wins or losses by their closest rival(s) would result in them clinching the division.
How the Yankees can clinch
The Yankees can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win over the Rays on Sunday, Sept. 22. A loss by the Indians would also give New York a playoff berth. If the Yankees lose and the Indians win, Cleveland would clinch a playoff berth.
The Yankees’ remaining schedule
The Yankees have clinched a playoff spot, but they’re still fighting for the AL East title. Here’s a look at their remaining schedule.
The Yankees have clinched a playoff spot, but they’re still fighting for the AL East title. Here’s a look at their remaining schedule:
Sept. 23-25 vs. Baltimore Orioles
Sept. 26-28 vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Toronto Blue Jays
Oct. 2-4 at Baltimore Orioles
The Yankees have clinched the AL East title for the 2018 season. This is their first division title since 2012, and it comes after a tough battle with the Boston Red Sox. The final stretch of the season was neck-and-neck, but the Yankees came out on top. They will now advance to the ALDS, where they will face off against the Cleveland Indians.