Posts Tagged ‘Standings’

These are the current American League Wild Card standings. The Yankees now sit two games behind the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have played poorly of late, dropping 7 of their last 10 games. This is exactly the time for the Yankees to make a move and play catch-up. They’ve got these next two games against the Orioles and then a big three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. At this point in the season, every head-to-head game is crucial. They can’t really afford to lose many more games to the Orioles or Rays with only 17 games left to play in the regular season. If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t say the Yankees have a great chance at making the playoffs..but it’s definitely doable. As I write this post, the Cleveland Indians are losing 5-2 to the Kansas City Royals in the top of the 8th inning. Let’s hope it stays that way.

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Just a few weeks ago, the Baltimore Orioles sat 10 games back in the Al East. Now, they sit 4.5 games back. If the Yankees want to take home the division crown, they better get their act together quickly. Winning only 3 of their last 10 games, and currently riding a two game losing streak, Sabathia gets the nod tonight against the Tigers to set things straight. Here’s the matchup.

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