AL East Getting Back to Normal

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IJune 13, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 02:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches his two run homer in the fifith inning as Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics defends on June 2, 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The American League East had looked a bit strange for much of the beginning of the 2010 baseball season. The Tampa Bay Rays have been on top since the start. At many points, they've had a significant lead over the rest of the division. That has since changed.

The Toronto Blue Jays had been rolling early on and making everyone believe the division would be a four-team race. That has since changed.

The New York Yankees were right there with the Blue Jays and kept battling between second and third place.

The Boston Red Sox had been struggling to win games early on and therefore had been in fourth place for most of the season. That has since changed.

The Rays continue to stand atop the best division in baseball, but have fallen a bit of late and given the Yankees a chance to catch up. Tampa still remains a serious contender for the division and with an extremely talented roster, they should be in contention all year. They have been a .500 club their past 10 games.

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