After having a hard time in the first half, when they reached the bottom of the East Division of the American league, now they are in the middle of a 7-win streak that has them into the playoffs qualifying spots, thanks to these reasons:
The team led by Aaron boone he has seen a calamity with the injuries of several of his starters and the ups and downs of his ace, Gerrit Cole. However, they have a 3.23 team ERA since the All-Star Game, the best in the American League. Jameson Taillon (4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his last 7 games) and recently Nestor Cortés have helped a lot in this regard, as well as Jonathan Loáisiga in relief.
The Yankees, strangely, were suffering from a lack of production. They left many men in circulation and had a hard time racing. That changed with the trade deadline acquisitions, which allowed Boone to make major adjustments at the top of the lineup. The explosive arrival of Anthony Rizzo and the awakening of Joey Gallo have been key.
Gleyber Torres was finally hitting well when he got injured again. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .288 in the last 15 games, a trend similar to Aaron Judge (hitting .306, 3 doubles and 4 home runs in the same span).
In recent seasons there was always the question of how far the Yankees could have gone if they had had their two main sluggers healthy, well here is the sample. Stanton has looked so good that they dared to take him out of the designated role and send him to the outfield and Judge is leading the team with his offense.