Friday, April 18, 2014
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)Tweet
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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