The AL east is basically a 3 team race at this point between the New York Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Boston Red Sox.
Toronto is still hanging by a thread at 10.5 games out but I would say that more than likely they are all but finished.
The Yankees currently have a 1.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays with the Boston Red Sox trailing by 5.5 games.
The Yankees seem to be the favorites to win this division and its hard for them not to be with the best record in baseball. Also they are also the defending World Series Champions.
The Tampa Bay Rays come in at 2nd trailing by a game and a half, but there window of opportunity seems to be closing fast. 2 starting pitchers in Wade Davis and Jeff Nieman have recently landed on the 15 day DL.
The Boston Red Sox are in at 3rd trailing by 5.5 games. The Red Sox who have had countless DL trips all year long are finally starting to get healthy again with the exception of slugging first baseman Kevin Youkilis out for the year. If the Sox are going to make a move, now is the time to do it.
My projected winner: The New York Yankees