Meanwhile, the Orioles and Yankees are tied atop the AL East in an effort to avoid the wildcard play-in game. The Jays currently lead New York 2-1 in the fifth inning. Joe Saunders has thrown three shutout innings for the Orioles as they host the Red Sox. Matt Wieters has led the offensive attack for the Orioles and they have currently scored five runs off former Blue Jay Zach Stewart.
Here are the current standings in the American League, where no team has clinched a playoff spot.
CWS 83-75 (2 GB)
OAK 90-68 (2.5 GB)
OAK 90-68 (1 GB of 1st Wildcard spot)
LAA 87-70 (2.5 GB of 2nd Wildcard Spot)
TAM 87-71 (3 GB of 2nd Wildcard Spot)
In the National League, Yadier Molina’s Cardinals are 2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Red Sox for the 2nd wildcard spot.