Monday, December 9, 2013
The Tigers clinched the AL Central. They trail the Yankees by three games (four in the loss column) in the race for the No. 1 seed in the AL playoffs.
The Red Sox play on FOX today (4 p.m.). Jon Lester goes for Boston.
Here are the standings:
New York 90-59
Boston 87-63 (3.5 back)
Tampa Bay 83-67 (7.5)
Tampa Bay 83-67 (4 back)
LA Angels 82-68 (5)
New York's magic number to clinch the division: 10.
Boston's magic number to clinch the wild card: 9.
NEW YORK (13): at Toronto (2), Minnesota (1), Tampa Bay (4), Boston (3), at Tampa Bay (3).
BOSTON (12): Tampa Bay (2), Baltimore (4), at New York (3), at Baltimore (3).
TAMPA BAY (12): at Boston (2), at New York (4), Toronto (3), New York (3).
The playoff seeds at the moment:
1. New York 90-59
2. Detroit 88-63
3. Texas 86-65
4. Boston (wild card)
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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