1. Front runners. Starting with their visit to Baltimore to end May, the first-place Yankees have been playing .500 baseball. They haven't been playing particularly poorly in any area, as they're averaging 6.1 runs and 10.3 hits per game while allowing 3.4 runs per game in going 5-5 over their past 10. They just haven't won as consistently. The Yankees are a team without a glaring weakness this year, as you'll see above -- they possess one of the three best offenses and five best pitching staffs in the game. They've just been the victims of three one-run losses, a two-run defeat and one rout of late. The Orioles started it by taking two of three from May 29-31; maybe they can keep that going in New York.