Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays fall out of contention

TORONTO, ON - JULY 2: Glenn Sparkman
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TORONTO, ON – JULY 2: Mookie Betts
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The Beantown Kings

Fresh off of humiliating the Blue Jays, the Red Sox find themselves in sole position of first place in the AL East. While the Yankees have begun to struggle down the stretch, Boston has not faltered. With the team getting healthier and more consistent, the Red Sox will indeed be the team the world predicted them they’d be. Their offense has been as potent as ever, and their rotation, bolstered by the return of David Price and addition of Doug Fister, now looks like it can contend with the best of them. With a capable bullpen, the Red Sox are the complete package.

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They will start the week with a few concerns though. Xander Bogaerts will be out of Monday’s lineup with a groin injury. As well as what to do with Rick Porcello, who has looked like a hollow shell of his former self. Yet if they keep batting the way they have, they’ll be able to hit out of any problem. They’ll tackle the Rangers and Rays this week.

Final Takeaway:

The Red Sox are playing like Champions and look like they are here to say. They’ll maintain a hold over the top spot in the division as long as they can drive the ball like they have been doing.