Suddenly, after a three-game sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees only hold a 1.5 game AL East lead.

Remember when the New York Yankees plated 90 runs in 10 games? Remember how many were calling them the second coming of Murderers Row?

Well, that talk will now be placed on the back-burners after the Toronto Blue Jays came into Yankee Stadium this weekend and swept them away with ease.

New York scored a total of one run in the series, and four runs in their last five games.

Sunday’s edition featured Tanaka Time. To no avail though because Masahiro Tanaka’s six-innings of two-run ball didn’t come with any run support.

Jays starter Marco Estrada pitched 6.1 scoreless innings and only yielded three hits in total, further frustrating the Bronx Bombers bats. This turnaround from absolute world-beaters to inept swinging is simply astounding.

The lead in the AL East is now down to just 1.5 games. Toronto has now won eight in a row.

Joe Girardi and company will take a well needed off-day on Monday and look to turn things around on Tuesday night in Cleveland against the Indians.

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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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