The Yankees would likely be a few games better in the standings if Tanaka’s elbow weren’t an issue. The Tigers might be a little better off if Sanchez weren’t hurt (or if Verlander weren’t struggling so hard). Both are out of the playoff picture at this moment…but they’re the two closest that are out–0.5 back for the Tigers and 2.5 back for the Yankees. Can either team surge past the Mariners? McCarthy and Porcello.