MLB Standings: Yankees, Orioles Head To The Wire In AL East

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.

Remaining Schedule
Date Yankees Orioles
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 other AL divisions, the Texas Rangers lead Oakland by 4 games in the West and the Chicago White Sox have a slim half-game lead over the Detroit tigers in the Central.

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

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 88 64 .578 0 Lost 1
Baltimore 87 65 .572 1 Lost 1
Tampa Bay 83 70 .542 5.5 Lost 2
Boston 69 85 .448 20 Won 1
Toronto 66 85 .437 21.5 Lost 6

(updated 9.23.2012 at 8:26 PM EDT)


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