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
In the wild card race, the Boston Red Sox remain five games behind the Rays:
American League Wild Card Standings
|Tampa Bay||71||46||.606||0||Won 2|
|Los Angeles||60||59||.504||12||Lost 1|
|Kansas City||49||69||.415||22.5||Won 1|
(updated 8.16.2010 at 11:29 AM EDT)