AL East Round Up- “As Pitching Goes” Edition

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After a dozen games, it would appear that the toughest division in baseball is going to be a fun one. Only 2 games separate last from first in the AL East. However, as the weather gets warmer, so will some teams. Someone is going to start to distance themselves from the pack. Right? Right? It is difficult to imagine only one team being above .500 for much longer. The story this week has been the ups and downs of pitching. As pitchers go, so do the teams. The Toronto Blue Jays will tell you that (see 2013). Offense goes through spells of hot and cold. Pitching will win you games. At least that is what agents for players like Masahiro Tanaka, Clayton Kershaw and others will tell you. Let’s take a look at how this week played out:


Tampa Bay Rays (7-5)

New York Yankees (6-6) 1 GB

Toronto Blue Jays (6-6) 1 GB

Baltimore Orioles (5-6) 1.5 GB

Boston Red Sox (5-7) 2.0 GB