The New York Yankees are on a roll, and their seemingly favorable schedule could eventually result in another AL East title.
Phil Hughes is looking to continue his own strong stretch on the mound, and the offense may be of some help again.
Hughes goes for a fourth straight winning start as the Yankees' bats look to continue their dominance of the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
New York (89-64) has won eight of nine to move 1 12 games ahead of second-place Baltimore in the East race with nine games left, one more than the Orioles.
The Yankees appear to have the inside track to win the division since their remaining schedule is against three teams assured of losing seasons - Minnesota (64-90), Toronto and Boston.
Including a pair of postseason sweeps, they've won 26 of 32 games against the Twins while hitting .290 with 52 homers.
New York hit four homers and finished with five extra-base hits in Monday's 6-3 win in the series opener.
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