The New York Yankees AL East is now just 2.5 games after losing their second straight to Troy Tulowitzki and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Maybe now is the time for the New York Yankees to start worrying.

Once cruising comfortably in the AL East driver’s seat, the Bronx Bombers have dropped the first two games of a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing the division lead slide to just 2.5 games. Today the final score was 6-0 in favor of the road team.

During a snooze-fest matinee at Yankee Stadium today, one crack of the bat made all the difference in the world. It came courtesy of Blue Jays big-bopper Justin Smoak.

With the game still scoreless, Joe Girardi had a decision to make: allow starter Ivan Nova to continue pitching after hitting the 100 pitch mark, or bring in a fresh Adam Warren from the pen?

He elected to leave Nova in and he hung one to Smoak for the grand-slam, instantly making the score 4-0.

Troy Tulowitzki added a solo shot in seventh and Russell Martin drove one in on an infield hit an inning later.

Toronto starter David Price was brilliant today. He went seven scoreless innings only allowing three hits and striking out seven.

New York will send Masahio Tanaka to the mound on Sunday, looking to salvage the final game.

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

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