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Checking in on the AL East…

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IApril 23, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees celebrates scoring in the second inning with teammate Nick Swisher #33 against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium April 21, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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A little over two weeks in the books and this is how the AL East looks. I don’t consider the Orioles or Blue Jays a serious candidate to win the division, or even stay close in the race so I’m not worried about them.

A lot of people have the Rays winning this division and all of a sudden they sit at a record of 5-9 at the bottom of the standings. The Red Sox are right on the Yankees tail. Interesting..huh?

I’m sure the standings will change a ton throughout the season (and I know it’s very early), but it’s always interesting to see how these teams start out in the beginning and finish at the end.

American League East Standings:

Toronto Blue Jays  W-10 L-5

New York Yankees  W-8 L-6  1.5GB

Boston Red Sox  W-7  L-6  2GB

Baltimore Orioles  W-7  L-7  2.5GB

Tampa Bay Rays  W-5  L-9  4.5GB

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