American League East

You're not crazy to think the Yankees have reached their full and terrifying potential

You're not crazy to think the Yankees have reached their full and terrifying potential

It is difficult to imagine any baseball team of any era playing better over a three-week stretch than the New York Yankees have since April 20. On that night, they lost at home to the Toronto Blue Jays, falling to 9-9 on the young season, and sat 7 1/2 games behind first-place Boston. Since then? All they have done is go 19-3 — with all 19 wins over teams that were .500 or better at the start of the series — and erase the entire deficit to the Red Sox.

The Yankees arrive at Nationals Park on Tuesday, their first visit to Washington since 2015, tied with the Red Sox for both the American League East lead and the majors' best record, at 28-12. Roughly a quarter of the way through...

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