New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles are down to the final 10 games of the season in their fight for the American League East title.
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles each have 10 games remaining to decide which team will win the American League East. Entering Monday's action, with the Yankees opening a series on the road against the Minnesota Twins and the Orioles hosting the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees lead the division by one game.
Below is a look at the remaining schedules for each team.
|Mon., Sept. 24||@ Twins||vs. Blue Jays (doubleheader)|
|Tues., Sept. 25||@ Twins||vs. Blue Jays|
|Wed. Sept. 26||@ Twins||vs. Blue Jays|
|Thurs., Sept. 27||@ Blue Jays||OFF|
|Friday, Sept. 28||@ Blue Jays||vs. Red Sox|
|Sat., Sept. 29||@ Blue Jays||vs. Red Sox|
|Sun., Sept. 30||@ Blue Jays||vs. Red Sox|
|Mon., Oct. 1||vs. Red Sox||@ Rays|
|Tues., Oct. 2||vs. Red Sox||@ Rays|
|Wed., Oct. 3||vs. Red Sox||@ Rays|
The Yankees finish the season against the rival Boston Red Sox, while the Orioles finish against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay is 5.5 games back in the AL East, but still has a shot in the AL Wild Card race as they are 3.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics for the second wild card.
Right now Baltimore and Oakland would earn the two AL wild card spots.
In the National League, the Washington Nationals lead the East by 4.5 games over the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals have already clinched a playoff berth. The Cincinnati Reds (Central) and San Francisco giants (West) have clinched their respective divisions.
Atlanta looks certain to be one wild-card team, and the St. Louis Cardinals currently hold the second wild-card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers are 2.5 games back and the Los Angeles Dodgers 3.5 games behind.
AL East Standings