AL East Round Up: Numbers Edition

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Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to this week’s AL East Round Up. Let me just throw this out there…I HATE MATH! I loathe it. I barely got by high school Math. In university, I failed statistics mightily. I should have known something was up when the prof said half of you will fail this class and then looked at me. All of this is slightly ironic given that my passion is a sport that is chock a block full of statistics, math and numbers.

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Whether it is sabermetrics or random numbers fans throw out to justify their rage, their joy or their smug arrogance toward their friends.

The end of the 2014 season is approaching and numbers are starting to pile up. I thought it would be interesting to look at some numbers this week. Teams will be looking to numbers carefully in hopes that they have a chance at glory. You see, the play off push is on. Some teams have a slim, yet mathematical chance of grabbing a Wild Card spot. Another team is loving numbers right now. While another team should be afraid of numbers. As well, there are some other really interesting numbers. Lets take a look. Here are the numbers found in the standings:

Baltimore Orioles 82-59
New York Yankees 73-67 (8.5 GB)
Toronto Blue Jays 72-69 (12 GB)
Tampa Bay Rays 69-74 (14 GB)
Boston Red Sox 63-79 (19.5 GB)