There was plenty of talk in the clubhouse about how every game New York plays for the remainder season is becoming a must-win affair. Manager Joe Girardi echoed those same sentiments again Wednesday.
"You'd have to have your head in the sand not to know, or you just showed up here and you were on a deserted island," Girardi said. "One or the other. If you're not aware of that, then I don't know where you've been."
After wrapping up their three-game set in Toronto, the Yankees will host the Giants and Rays for six games -- New York's final homestand of the season -- before concluding the year with three games in Houston.
Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.