Full Breakdown of Potential Yankees vs. Orioles One-Game AL East Showdown

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Full Breakdown of Potential Yankees vs. Orioles One-Game AL East Showdown
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The Yanks and O's could meet on Thursday to decide the AL East once and for all.

Exactly 159 games into the regular season, the situation in the AL East is just as uncertain as it was way back on Opening Day. It hasn't been won yet.

With three games to play, the New York Yankees find themselves in an unlikely tie with the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the East. Both clubs have the exact same record at 92-67, which exactly none of us saw coming back in spring training (if you're honest, anyway).

In three days' time, it's possible that both the Yankees and the Orioles will still have the exact same record. 

In years past, a situation such as that would have been resolved by a series of tiebreakers that didn't involve any extra games. Things are a little different this year, as MLB's new rules call for a game to be played on Thursday that would decide the AL East title, with the loser settling for a wild-card berth.

So let's pretend that the Yanks and O's are destined to be tied atop the division when the regular season comes to a close on Wednesday. They would thus be set up for a one-game winner-takes-the-division ultimate showdown.

It it comes this, here's a look at what the matchup would be like.

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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