Jason Giambi; Photo: Bill Kostroun/AP

After Monday's disappointing loss to the Blue Jays, and facing Blue Jays ace, Roy Halladay who came off the DL to pitch against the Yankees, things were looking good for the boys in pinstripes last night. Giambi, Sheffield, and Loaiza - three names that all had positive news connected to them, something that hasn't happened as of late.

Gary Sheffield has endued an ailing shoulder for much of the season, but has managed to put up impressive numbers. He received two cortisone shots in his shoulder on Sunday and two days later, they seem to have worked. On only his second swing since the shots, Sheffield hit a home run in the 1st inning, his 36th. To this, the fans at Yankee Stadium chanted MVP, something that might not be so far-fetched.

Not to be outdone, Jason Giambi also hit a home run last night, breaking his 0-32 hitless slump, which dates to mid-July. His two run homer in the 2nd wasn't pretty, but when you're returning from a 49 game absence because of a benign tumor, you'll take it.

Esteban Loaiza picked up his 10th win with the Yankees and the 100th of his career in a 5.1 inning, 2 hit, 2 run performance. Things seem like they are coming around for the Yankees, we are actually playing very well. Their lead over the Red Sox remained at 4.5, and the Elimination Number for the AL East is down to 8. It looks like the AL East will be decided this weekend in Boston.