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The AL East race has 3 teams battling for the crown.
The AL East division was once dominated by the New York Yankees, but in recent years they have declined making way for the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays to earn the right to play in October.
If the MLB season were to end today, Toronto would be the division winners but Baltimore and Boston would each earn a trip to postseason play with Wild Card bids. Boston had a pivotal 2 game series in Baltimore this week, and came away with 2 impressive wins. Mookie Betts was again the catalyst for Boston as he continued to dominate Baltimore this year.
He blasted 2 home runs on Tuesday, along with 5 RBI, and had another multi-hit game on Wednesday going 2 for 3 with a walk, and 3 runs scored. It is the closest division race in baseball and should come down to the 162nd game of the season to determine the division champion.