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For the month of August 2010, the New York Yankees should win 18 games and lose 11 games – all things considered, and being reasonable about it.
How are they going to get that many wins? Simple: They have 16 home games in August plus four road games against the Royals. That’s like a dozen wins, right there. And, if they just go 5-4 in their other road games, then you have 17 wins. But, they’ll do better than 5-4. In fact, with an 18-win August, I expect the Yankees to pretty much lock up the Wild Card as they head into September.