Monday August 23, 2010 | 06:36 AM

AL EAST: Yankees 77-47; Rays 76-48 (1 back); Red Sox 71-54 (6.5 back).

Boston can catch Tampa Bay if the Red Sox cut the Rays' lead by one game a week.

Here are the next three days:

New York at Toronto

Tampa Bay at the LA Angels

Boston home to the Mariners ... the pitching match-up favor Seattle, if you go by ERA.

Today: John Lackey (11-7, 4.62) vs Doug Fister (4-8, 3.92)

Tuesday: Josh Beckett (3-3, 6.67) vs. David Pauley (2-4, 3.70)

Wednesday: Jon Lester (13-8, 3.26) vs. Felix Hernandez (9-10, 2.51)

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