Apparently, the Mariners tried to run on Alex Gordon again. It was past the bedtime hour for this Midwesterner, so I'm a bit behind on the highlights.
So you should probably read Dutton's recap. If anything, read it for the lede.
Here are the current standings with the latest odds.
The results went about as expected on Monday. The Rangers victimized the Astros and the Rays won, which are the only games we cared about last night.
What a horrible loss for Baltimore yesterday. To go out with four straight losses against the leaders and to lose key players in the process. Brutal.
Now we're in the final week, the race gains clarity. All teams have played an equal number of games, now we have nice round numbers across the standings. If the math wasn't clear before, it should be now. The Orioles can be eliminated tonight with a loss and a Cleveland win. The Yankees and Royals can both be eliminated Wednesday.
If you're a National League pervert, that race is over. The Pirates clinched yesterday.
I'm keeping the Orioles and Yankees in the daily list of games. As long as they're mathematically alive, along with the Royals, they need to be noted.
The great Ray Davies: