One by one, the Yankee hitters seem to be coming back from the dead.

Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin, and even Ichiro Suzuki look dangerous for the first time in weeks, and just in time, too, considering the state of the starting rotation.

So the question, after they beat up on the Orioles on Sunday is simple: Can the Yankees slug their way to the finish line in this unexpected pennant race?

Consider that, when they finally stopped battering Baltimore pitching in Sunday's 13-3 victory, the Yankees had piled up 31 runs in this four-game series - and still only came away with a split.