The race is still tight in the West, especially after the Oakland Athletics won two of three games over the Anaheim Angels this past weekend. The Baltimore Orioles have to keep an eye on the New York Yankees, who are slowly closing in on first place. The Central is the most stable of the three divisions – the Kansas City Royals still have a slight lead over the Detroit Tigers.
Things to watch this week:
– The Tampa Bay Rays have a chance to keep moving up in the East, with a four game series against the Orioles.
– The Yankees try for their sixth win in a row, while they start a three game series against the Tigers.
– The Seattle Mariners are going to have a pretty good chance to increase their Wild Card lead this week while they play the very bad Texas Rangers. The Mariners will get a boost with the return of All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano