Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays limp out of the break
Orioles remain King’s of the East
Baltimore Orioles: 53-37
The Orioles wasted no time in doing what they do best, winning. Baltimore won a three-game set against the lowly Rays to remain on top of the AL East.
That series win allowed them to keep pace with the surging Red Sox and remain two games ahead of the division. Despite being stifled by Jake Odorizzi on Sunday, the Orioles look to continue their winning ways as they attempt to make the New York Yankees sellers instead of buyers at the upcoming deadline
The Orioles are a team with few needs. Their one glaring issue, however, would be their rotation, which has struggled to find consistency.
With their offence and powerful bullpen behind them, even a minor addition to their rotation could prove to be an immense boon. With the Red Sox striking early, the rest of the division will need to move quickly to secure the very few assets that are on the market this year, the Orioles will absolutely be one of the teams in the hunt.
The Orioles are still in command of the division. But with the Red Sox surging, the Orioles may need to make a move to bolster their starting rotation and address the only real weakness their team has.
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