AL Division Races Going Down To The Wire
A great end to the American League season.
American League East
With a little over a week left in the regular season, there are a few divisions that still have not been decided, which is making for a great week of exciting baseball.
In the American League East the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays faced off on Monday with the Jays leading by 2.5 games and the Yanks looking to build on their two game winning streak. But the Jays have set their sights on the division crown and took care of business by defeating the Yanks 4-2 with strong pitching behind Ace David Price.
Three quick first inning runs were all the Blue Jays needed as Price mowed down the Yankees tossing seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out seven en-route to his 17th win on the season, while lowering his ERA to 2.34.
The Jays now lead by 3.5 games, with their magic number reduced to 10 games. The Yankees do have the Wild Card to fall back on as they currently lead the top spot by three games.
American League West
The Texas Rangers took over the top spot with a sweep of the Astros last week, but the ‘Stros won on Monday to extend their current winning streak to three games pulling within a game of the lead. The Rangers were off on Monday, but failed to take advantage of their sweep against the Astros as they lost two of three to the mariners.
Now with 13 games to go and a looming three game set with Houston this weekend, there is no telling who will emerge and take a strong hold on the division.
American League Central
As for the American League Central division, their isn’t any competition left or anything that will derail the Royals impending division clincher as they lead the second place Twins by 11 games, with their magic number only at 3. Royals should wrap up the division in the next few days.