The New York Yankees’ playoff hopes leisure on a powerful finish to the 2021 season.

The Yankees entered Monday 1.5 video video video games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the ultimate phrase American League wild-card spot and 9 video video video games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the American League East division. New York begins a three-game sequence with the Texas Rangers at residence.

The Yankees dropped 2-of-3 in route of the Cleveland Indians over the weekend, getting outscored 22-12 and ending with Gerrit Cole getting shelled for seven runs after which booed off the mound. Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone laid out the difficulty forward of them and well-known time is of the essence.

Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays shouts toward his dugout as he runs after hitting a two-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles’ Austin Hays shouts in route of his dugout as he runs after hitting a two-run residence run off New York Yankees assist pitcher Chad Green by way of the eighth inning of a baseball recreation, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Baltimore.
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“We’ve got to get better in a hurry, period,” he talked about, by means of MLB.com. “That wasn’t good enough today. The important thing to remember is that we’re not far off from where we were a couple of weeks ago when we were running them off, but we’ve got to do better than this. That’s an awful couple of days out there.”

MLB TEAMS’ PURSUIT OF THE POSTSEASON COMES DOWN TO FINAL 2 WEEKS OF SEASON

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez misses a pop fly by Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in New York. 

New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez misses a pop fly by Cleveland Indians’ Oscar Mercado in the fifth inning of a baseball recreation, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in New York. 
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New York began September on a four-game dropping streak. The workforce was eight video video video games behind the Rays for first place in the East nonetheless managed to defend a hold on the primary wild-card slot, forward of the Boston Red Sox. The workforce gained the primary two video video video games of the month nonetheless went on a seven-game dropping streak.

The Yankees are 7-11 in September after going 21-8 in August.

There’s no time to falter now.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr., second from left, looks on from the mound moments before being pulled from the game against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Baltimore. 

New York Yankees beginning pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr., second from left, appears to be like on from the mound moments earlier than being pulled from the sport in route of the Baltimore Orioles by way of the seventh inning of a baseball recreation, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Baltimore. 
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Red Sox and Blue Jays are merely two of the groups vying for a playoff spot. The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners are furthermore in rivalry for the wild-card spot.

New York has Boston, Toronto and Tampa Bay left on the schedule.

The workforce has not missed out on the postseason since 2016 and the playoffs have solely been with out the Yankees 4 occasions since 1994.