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Blue Jays AL East Recap: Toronto holds their ground

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Aug 20, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) and relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrate after the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Toronto won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) and relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrate after the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Toronto won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Whirlwind week didn’t stop Red Sox
Boston Red Sox 69-54

The Red Sox made the most of a busy schedule en route to a 4-3 week. After dispatching the Orioles early in the week, the Red Sox now have sole possession of second place.

They enter play Monday with an opportunity to share first with the Blue Jays. Boston showed their mettle, winning a makeup game against the Indians, sweeping the Orioles in two games, and splitting a four-game set against the Tigers.

The crazy road trip was not enough to cool down David Ortiz, who is making the most of his farewell tour. Combined with MVP Candidate Mookie Betts, the Red Sox offence had no problems scoring.

Rick Porcello became the second pitcher to 17 wins (tying Toronto’s J.A. Happ), highlighting an excellent week for the Red Sox’ rotation. The Red Sox look to be getting some much needed reinforcements as Steven Wright, Chris Young, and Koji Uehara are all set to return from the disabled list in the near future.

Final Takeaway:

The Red Sox have plenty of opportunities to take complete control of first, as they play the lowly Rays seven times in their next 10 games. As the race gets tighter and tighter, don’t count on the Sox to give an inch.

Next: Orioles Stumble, fall back of the lead...

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