AL East Round Up: Mother’s Day Edition

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Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to this week’s AL East Round Up. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the beautiful women out there who dedicate themselves to being a mom. A celebratory Brett Lawrie High Five to all of you! This week we’ll look at what a bunch of sons of mothers did in the game that probably took a lot of sacrifice and dedication on the part of their moms to get them to where they are today. I’m sure each of the them appreciates the support they were given. At least, he had better! There will be a lot of pink (bats, wristbands, shoes, etc) around baseball today as players show their appreciation.

Teams started to make some movement in the standings this week. The Blue Jays had a 5 game win streak and moved out of the basement. The Orioles rode 5 in a row to move into first place. They are starting to separate themselves from a division that seems content to sit around .500. And, really your record doesn’t matter. You just have to finish ahead of 4 other teams. Then it’s PLAYOFFS, BABY! Let’s take a look at what went on in the toughest division in pro sports!

AL East Standings:

Baltimore Orioles- (20-14)
New York Yankees- (19-16)  1.5GB
Boston Red Sox- (18-18)  3GB
Toronto Blue Jays- (18-19) 3.5GB
Tampa Bay Rays- (16-21) 5.5GB