Orioles Tie Yankees For A.L. East Lead With Four Games Left

What can you say about the 2012 Baltimore Orioles being tied atop of the A.L. East Division with the New York Yankees and only four games remaining in the regular season?

The A.L. East Division has come down to the last four regular season games and the Orioles are in this thing. Plus they’re in position to host the Bronx Bombers in a one-game playoff if the two remain tied when the regular season ends. That could change, but the Orioles have a great chance of keeping that tiebreaker advantage in their favor in my opinion.

The Orioles have one game remaining against the Boston Red Sox before finishing with a three-game series at the Tampa Bay Rays to close out the regular season. The Orioles are 9-6 against the Rays this season and have a five game winning streak over their division rivals.

The Yankees have an easier schedule with one game remaining at the Toronto Blue Jays before closing out the season by hosting the Boston Red Sox at home. Having an easier schedule doesn’t guarantee them anything because you still have to go out and perform on the field.

Another aspect of this is the Rays are still alive for a postseason berth of their own! They have an outside shot at winning the A.L. East, but that’s a long shot with them being four games back with four games remaining. Their best shot is catching the Oakland A’s for the second A.L. Wildcard spot. They trail the A’s by two games in the standings.

Going into the final Sunday of the regular season no A.L. team has qualified for a postseason berth, wow! This new playoff format has produced the greatest stretch run in MLB history in my opinion!

Buckle Up My Friends and Get Your Popcorn Ready!

 

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