The Yankees lost to Toronto 6-5 yesterday in the middle game of the final series of the regular season. Jeff Karstens was not bad, going 6 and 2/3 while giving up two earned runs, and might actually make the postseason roster if it's decided that Randy Johnson can't pitch. A-Rod and Gary Sheffield both homered in the game (2nd consecutive day for Sheff - opposing pitchers might want to watch out for him now).

Derek Jeter went 3-3 to put himself back into contention for the batting title and now stands at .345, just one point behind Joe Mauer. Robinson Cano sits at .341 after his 1-4 performance, and will probably need 3 or 4 hits without making an out to catch Mauer and Jeter.

The Yankees will finish the regular season today at 1 E.T. and will send ALDS Game 4 hopeful (or Game 3 if the Unit's not healthy enough) Jaret Wright to the mound to face Dustin McGowan. Joe Torre has selected Bernie Williams to manage the final game this season.