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AL East This Week: Boston continues to dominate, Tampa and Baltimore still struggle

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The Yankees are also not great

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

A lot has happened this week with the Jays crumbling roof leading to a doubleheader. You were probably too caught up in that to keep up with the series around the American League, but don’t worry, I got you covered.

Boston Red Sox (17-2)

The Boston Red Sox continue to dominate the league. They finished off their series with the Baltimore Orioles winning 10-3 and 3-1. Monday would have marked the final game in the series, but it was postponed to May 17th due to weather.

The Red Sox traveled to California and swept a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Game one on Tuesday saw a 10-1 Red Sox victory, while games two and three ended in 8-2 and 7-3 respectively. They traveled up the California coast to take on the Oakland A’s in game one of a three-game series before they return to take on the Jays. They won their first game in Oakland 7-3.

Left-handed starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz was activated from the DL after suffering a left forearm flexor injury during spring training. He started on Friday against Oakland. The Red Sox have won eight straight games.

Boston hopes to win their ninth straight tonight at 9:05 EDT.

New York Yankees (9-9)

The Jays still sit comfortably in second place with four wins ahead of the Yankees. This week was a bit boring for the Yankees, due to their series with the Detroit Tigers being postponed. They’d go on to play two games against the Miami Marlins. They won the first game 12-1 and lost the second 9-1.

Next up was a series with the Blue Jays. They won the first game 4-3 but lost the second 8-5. Pitcher Sonny Gray was booed off the mound after giving up the lead to the Jays. The Yankees pitching has been a problem area thus far.

They continue their series against the Jays today at 1:05 EDT.

Tampa Bay Rays (6-13)

The Rays would finish off their series against the Philadelphia Phillies with two losses, coming in at 9-4 and 10-4. They would go on to play two games against the Texas Rangers, winning the first one 8-4 and losing the second 7-2. Friday they started a series against the Minnesota Twins that ended in an 8-7 victory for the Rays. Maybe this series will turn out to be more favorable to them.

Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will miss two to three months after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He sustained the injury during their 10-4 loss to the Phillies. Brad Miller has been activated from the DL after ten days.

The Rays will take on the Twins today at 6:10 EDT.

Baltimore Orioles (6-14)

The Orioles had a rough series against the Red Sox. Things did not improve for them when they faced off against the Detroit Tigers. They lost all three games they played against the Tigers (4-2, 6-5, and 13-8). They started off a four-game series against Cleveland, winning the first game 3-1, putting an end to their six-game losing streak.

They’ll continue the series today at 4:05 EDT.

How do you guys feel about our rival teams this season? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!