The Yankees dropped three-of-four in Buffalo, so their playoff seeding remains unknown. Here’s what we do know.
1- The best they can be is the 4 seed, the worst is the 8.
2- The Yankees clinch a 4/5 seed if Toronto loses one more game, but if Toronto sweeps this weekend, the Yankees have to win twice to hold onto a seed better than seventh.
3- Minnesota and Chicago will finish with a better record than the Yankees with one more win, or one more Yankee loss. That means the Yankees start the playoffs on the road barring a miracle.
So the Yankees are in a tough spot entering the last weekend. If the care about their playoff seed, they have to play to win Friday and probably Saturday. And if they want any chance of playing at home in the first round they need to sweep this weekend. Unless the Orioles help them against the Jays this weekend, they may need to go all out to the finish.