Evan Gattis slammed a pair of home runs for the first-place club that went 70-92 a year ago. The Yankees have dropped five of seven.
Tampa Bay's Chris Archer and Oakland's Sonny Gray are stuck on non-contenders, but they remain in the Cy Young mix with the possibly playoff-bound David Price of Toronto and Dallas Keuchel of Houston.
The benches cleared when the Yankees took exception to something Carlos Gomez either said or did on Tuesday night.
Francisco Lindor slides into the mix, joining Lance McCullers, Roberto Osuna, Carson Smith, Miguel Sano and Carlos Rodon.
A.J. Hinch, Ned Yost and John Gibbons are the front-runners, but Jeff Banister is surging in the AL manager of the year race.
The Astros got a no-hitter on Friday and walk-off homer Sunday to complete a sweep of the Dodgers.
The Dodgers and MLB are not taking any issue with a possible foreign substance on Mike Fiers' glove during his no-hitter earlier this week.
Mike Fiers' no-hitter on Friday night came after a string a professional and personal challenges.
Astros starter Mike Fiers threw a no-hitter and it was an unlikely one because he went more than 20 pitches over his career high in his first career complete game.
Mike Fiers of the Houston Astros has no-hit the Dodgers.

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