New York Yankees 2012 season headed off the rails

New York Yankees 2012 season headed off the rails

Last year the Boston Red Sox suffered an epic meltdown, dropping 20 of 27 September games and losing out on a Wild Card berth to the Tampa Bay Rays, who they led by nine games on Sept. 4, 2011. This year the New York Yankees may suffer a similar fate. The Yankees led the American League East by 10 games in June but have gone 33-32 since July and are now tied with the Baltimore Orioles at the top of the AL East, with Tampa Bay only three games out. If the season ended today, Baltimore would win the division based on a tie-breaker and the Yankees would play the Oakland A’s in the Wild…