What a difference a week makes! A week ago the Yankees were in free fall. They were in the middle of a five game losing streak and flirting with fourth place in the AL East. Today they are in the middle of a six game winning streak and have a 1/2 game hold on the last AL playoff berth. The timing couldn’t be more perfect either. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter are now both in the middle of their rehab assignments. They could provide a strong burst of energy just as the team is playing well once again. But, first, it’s important to beat the Orioles today. More than continuing the winning streak, a win today puts a full game of daylight between the Yankees and the Orioles for second place in the AL East. Hiroki Kuroda comes back from injury to get the ball for the Yankees. The O’s counter with Jason Hammel. Use this as your game thread. Enjoy!