new york yankees rumors about the team winning the American League East still have some validity. Though a loss on Thursday (Sept. 28) hurt the Yankees a bit, especially after Aaron Judge his yet another home run, the Yankees still have a shot to catch the first-place Boston Red Sox. To do it, though, the Yankees are going to need some help.

Entering play on Friday (Sept. 29), the New York Yankees trail the Boston Red Sox by three games in the division. With just three games left for each team, the math is pretty easy at this point. In order to create a tie and force a one-game playoff, the Yankees would need to win three straight games and have the Red Sox lose three straight games.

It’s an unlikely scenario, but that’s why they play the games.

What does the weekend schedule look like?

The Yankees are at home for a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, while the Red Sox will host the Houston Astros for three games at Fenway Park. The Astros are trying to catch the Cleveland Indians for the best record in the American League, so the team does still have something left to play for this season. The Blue Jays also might, as the team has a chance to not finish last place in the AL East.

Masahiro Tanaka (12-12), Jamie Garcia (5-10), and Jeff Montgomery (9-7) are the scheduled starters for the Yankees this weekend. They have early starts for all three days, with the games for Sept.

29 and 30 at 1:05 PM ET. The game on Sunday (Oct. 1) is at 3:05 PM ET, which is the same time that every game begins across Major League Baseball. This is done to make things more exciting and it certainly will be if the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are within one game on the final day of the regular season.

Can Aaron Judge win the MVP Award?

Amid the success that the New York Yankees have been having as a team is a historical season that outfielder Aaron Judge has put together. The American League MVP race had a lot more players involved in it back in August, but when Nelson Cruz faded and Judge started heating up, it created a very interesting situation.

Judge, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout should be the leading vote-getters this season. Can a rookie (Judge) win the MVP?

While comparing Aaron Judge to Babe Ruth is folly, it doesn’t discount what he has been able to achieve so far this season. Through 153 games this season, Judge has 51 home runs, 112 RBIs, and a .284 batting average. Add in 126 runs scored, 125 walks, and an OPS of 1.046 and it’s easy to see why so many Yankees fans are excited about his play. The postseason would provide an easier route if the Yankees can win the AL East and avoid the Wild Card Game. To catch those Boston Red Sox, though, the New York Yankees will need good pitching, timely hitting, a good showing from the Houston Astros, and a bit of luck for good measure.