It took some time, but the AL East has finally matured into the three team race we expected at the beginning of the year. The Sox (47-30) are 2.5 up on the Yanks (44-32) and 4 over the Rays (44-35). The only other team in baseball over 44 wins is the Dodgers, at 49. Meanwhile, the Jays are still hanging in at a respectable 3 games over .500 (41-38) and even the lowly O's have been putting up a decent fight (35-42), which isn't anything to get excited about but not altogether tragic either, given the very difficult divisional competition. Looks like this one's going the long haul, and there's going to be one very disappointed team. Win and Place and you're alright, but Show gets you nothing.