Toronto Blue Jays defeat New York Yankees, 8-2

The Yankees Tuesday night found themselves in a place they hadn't seen since June 13 - second place in the AL East.

They found themselves there after dropping their third straight game, a miserable 8-2 loss to Toronto at Yankee Stadium, and discovering that the Rays had beaten Minnesota.

They reached this spot because of some poor hitting against Tampa over the weekend, and some even worse hitting Tuesday night. How do you explain Jays starter Ricky Romero giving up jus...

A few years ago, this might've been good fodder for a joke about how Alex Rodriguez considered himself set apart from his Yankee teammates. Tuesday, during the Bombers' team photo shoot, he disappeared again, out of the picture, he said, because he neglected to check the memo placed on his seat Monday.

Rodriguez will still be in the picture, sort of. Al Santasiere III, the Yankees' director of publications, pinch-posed for him and Rodriguez's image will be added digital...