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Race For AL East: Rays One Game Back

Monday Morning Checkup:

The New York Yankees continue to lead the American League East, with the Tampa Bay Rays hot on their tails. Just one game separates the only two Major League teams with a winning percentage of over .600.

With 45 games remaining in the regular season, the race is far from complete, but here's how it stands today.


AL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 72 45 .615 0 Lost 1
Tampa Bay 71 46 .606 1 Won 2
Boston 67 52 .563 6 Lost 1
Toronto 62 55 .529 10 Won 1
Baltimore 41 77 .347 31.5 Lost 2

(updated 8.16.2010 at 11:29 AM EDT)


In the wild card race, the Boston Red Sox remain five games behind the Rays:


American League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Tampa Bay 71 46 .606 0 Won 2
Boston 67 52 .563 5 Lost 1
Chicago 65 53 .550 6.5 Lost 2
Toronto 62 55 .529 9 Won 1
Los Angeles 60 59 .504 12 Lost 1
Oakland 57 59 .491 13.5 Lost 3
Detroit 57 60 .487 14 Won 2
Kansas City 49 69 .415 22.5 Won 1
Cleveland 49 69 .415 22.5 Won 1
Seattle 46 72 .389 25.5 Lost 1
Baltimore 41 77 .347 30.5 Lost 2


(updated 8.16.2010 at 11:29 AM EDT)


Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.