MLB Standings: Yankees-Orioles Pennant Race Making History

The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles aren't just involved in any old pennant race -- they're involved in an historic one. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees and Orioles have spent the last 19 days within one game of each other in the AL East -- the longest stretch between first and second place teams since 1951.

New York and Baltimore both won on Friday, keeping the Yankees' lead over the O's at one full game. The two teams have won a combined 11 consecutive games as well.


AL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 87 63 .580 0 Won 6
Baltimore 86 64 .573 1 Won 5
Tampa Bay 81 70 .536 6.5 Lost 2
Boston 68 84 .447 20 Lost 3
Toronto 66 83 .442 20.5 Lost 4

(updated 9.22.2012 at 11:29 AM EDT)


Buck Showalter's Orioles hold a one game lead over the Oakland Athletics for the first wild card spot in the American League. The A's are three and a half games up on the Los Angeles Angels, giving the Orioles a comfortable four and a half game playoff cushion -- and giving the Yankees a five and a half game cushion.

The Rays are still involved in the wild card chase too, just four and a half games back of the A's. Tampa Bay is running out of time, though, with just 11 games left to play.

For more on the Yankees, check out Pinstriped Bible.

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