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AL East This Week: Boston and New York stay on top

While Baltimore continues to struggle

MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

I’m sure you’re all equally as frustrated as I am that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees continue to reign supreme in the AL East. This week was no different.

Boston Red Sox (23-9)

The Red Sox still sit in first place of the division, but this week was an interesting one for them. The Tampa Bay Rays took two wins in a three-game series. Game one was a 4-3 victory, while game two was a wild 12-6 win for Tampa. Boston came back and took game three 4-3.

Up next for Boston was a series with the Kansas City Royals. Game one was a 10-6 victory for Boston. The Royals bounced back for game two with a 7-6 victory. Boston took game three 5-4. They’d go on to start off a series with the Texas Rangers, getting beaten 11-5 in game one, but bounced back and won 5-1 for game two.

Game three takes place today at 8:05 EST.

New York Yankees (22-10)

The Yankees headed out West for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. They swept that series, winning game one 11-1, game two 4-3, and game three 2-1. Frustrating, I know. Next game a four-game series with the Houston Astros. Game one was a 2-1 Astros victory. The Yankees would bounce back, winning the next three games 4-0, 4-0, and 6-5.

The Yankees kicked off a three-game series against the Clevland Indians on Friday. Game one saw yet another Yankee victory. This one was a 7-6 win.

Game two takes place today at 1:05 EST.

Tampa Bay Rays (14-16)

After walking away with two wins over the Boston Red Sox, the Rays took on the Detroit Tigers. They won game one 3-2 on Monday. Game two saw a Tigers victory with a final score of 2-1. The Tigers would go on to take the third and final game 3-2.

They’re currently taking on our Blue Jays, winning game one 6-2.

Game two of the series is today at 6:10 EST.

Baltimore Orioles (8-23)

The poor Orioles continue to struggle. I guess I shouldn’t feel bad, but wow, only eight wins?! They took on a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers and won two of three! The first one was a 6-0 victory, while the second game saw a 9-5 Detroit victory. They would come back to win game three 5-3.

The Orioles would then head out West, playing three games against the Los Angeles Angels. They were swept pretty badly. Game one wasn’t so bad, they only fell 3-2. Game two saw a 10-7 LA victory. Game three was the really ugly one for Baltimore, losing 12-3.

The Orioles continue their venture out West, taking on the Oakland A’s today at 9:05 EST.