Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Around the AL With 9 To Go

The Tigers have put together a nice 14-2 run since 6/17 PM2 to get to within 3 of the White Sox (8-7 over the same period). These teams hook up for a 3-game set to end the season. It's probably win the division or nothing for Detroit - despite their streak they're 5 games out of the second wild card.

Yanks have stumbled badly since the Pickford injury, suffering 7 and 5-game losing streaks recently. The Red Sox have capitalized, opening up a 4-game lead, with the two teams meeting in the final series.

Tampa Bay
has clinched and will get one of the top 2 seeds. Kansas City, Texas and Charlotte are all solidly in the wild card picture...could be the second straight year with 3 playoff teams.

Oakland clinched awhile back and is a game up on the Rays for the #1 seed. Anaheim is still in the wild card hunt be needs to right the ship...the current L7 isn't helping.

Wild Card
Lots of juicy possibilities. The Royals have a leg up with a 3-game lead, but still have series with Tampa Bay and Texas. The Rangers, Knights and Yankees are all at 82-71...Charlotte and Texas have a series left. Anaheim is just a game back of those 3 and might have a slight schedule edge. The Tigers aren't toast yet but they better win most of their remaining games to stay in it.

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