There’s no Yankees game today because they’re playing the Red Sox.
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The Yankees have a day off today because
The Yankees have a day off today because they were rained out last night. The team’s scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 25.
they played a doubleheader yesterday against the Baltimore Orioles
The Yankees played a doubleheader yesterday against the Baltimore Orioles, so today’s game has been rescheduled. Doubleheaders are two games played back-to-back, usually with seven innings each. They’re more common in baseball’s earlier days, but do still happen from time to time. In this case, yesterday’s twin bill was caused by a rainout from earlier in the season.
and they have an away game tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays have an away game tomorrow against the Yankees, so there is no Yankees game today.
The Yankees are currently in first place in the American League East division with a record of 60-52.
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Mets of the National League (NL). In baseball, the winner of the World Series is determined by a best-of-seven playoff. The Yankees have appeared in 40 World Series (winning 27), and have won 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants (the most in MLB history), and 27 World Series championships (the most in MLB history).
The team has played its home games at Yankee Stadium since 1923. The stadium, located in downtown Manhattan, originally served as home to the New York Giants of the National League until 1957. The team’s rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of baseball’s fiercest and most historic.
They are four games ahead of the second-place Baltimore Orioles and six games ahead of the third-place Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees have been on a tear lately, winning 17 of their last 20 games. They are four games ahead of the second-place Baltimore Orioles and six games ahead of the third-place Toronto Blue Jays. With a win today, they would have swept the Orioles and extended their lead in the AL East.
However, there is no game today. Why?
The answer is twofold. First, due to recent inclement weather in New York, today’s game was postponed. Second, and more importantly, the Yankees have already clinched a spot in the playoffs. They are guaranteed to at least be one of the two American League wild card teams.
So, with no chance of improving their position in the standings and nothing to play for today, the Yankees have decided to take a day off and rest up for the playoffs. They will return to action tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Rays.