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The Red Sox currently lead the AL East Division by 1.5 games. The New York Yankees are right behind the Red Sox, but Boston should be able to hold them off.
The Red Sox are starting to get some of their players back from the disabled list, and have a very good pitching staff led by Josh Beckett.
As hot as the Yankees have been, I don't think they'll manage to overcome Boston, as many of its players are currently on a tear, such as Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez.
The Yankees have an older team, and have gotten surprisingly good pitching from Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia. However, they have gotten pretty poor outings from A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes.
The Yankees' aging players and weaker bottom of their pitching rotation may hurt them down the stretch, but they should still be capable of making the playoffs.
I think the Red Sox will win the division by a few games, though.