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The NY Yankees head into the all-star break at 51-44, six games behind first place Boston, but only three games back in the wild card race.
In Sunday's loss to Minnesota CC Sabathia (9-8) allowed eight runs, but only three earned over his four-inning outing.
New York has won 32 of the last 41 meetings against the Twins, including the postseason, but lost a series to Minnesota in the Bronx for the first time in a decade.
The Yanks open the second half of the season Friday at Boston. In fact, their first 12 games out of he block are against the Bosox, Texas, Tampa Bay and the Dodgers.
If the Yanks are to make a postseason run they need to get healthy starting with Derek Jeter. Curtis Granderson, who has been on the DL since May 25, which was only eight games after he returned from a two-month DL stay for a broken forearm suffered in spring training. Then there is Michael Pineda,who underwent shoulder surgery last season after the Yankees acquired him and has yet to make his debut with them at the major-league level.
After starting the season 2-11, the Rochester Red Wings head to the break with a record of 51-48, three games back of Pawtucket in the IL's North Division. Winners of 10 of 13, the Wings have a winning record at the All-Star break for the first time in six years.