MLB Standings: Red Sox 4th in AL East

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 23: Cody Ross #7 of the Boston Red Sox knocks in the winning run in the 8th inning as Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on at Fenway Park on September 23, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox moved into fourth place in the American League East with a 3-4 week.

With just over a week of the regular season remaining, the Boston Red Sox have moved out of the American League East cellar and into fourth place.

The Red Sox went 3-4 last week, imporoving their season record to 69-85. They are now 1-1/2 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. After getting off to a 2-0 start last week, the Red Sox went on a four-game losing streak before knocking off the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, on Sunday.

The Orioles and the New York Yankees continue to battle for the AL East lead with New York currently holding a 1-game advantage. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five straight games and trail the Yankees by 5-1/2 games. The Red Sox will wrap up their home schedule with games against the Rays on Monday and Tuesday.

The complete MLB standings can be found at Sports Illustrated.

Read more on the Red Sox at Over the Monster and SB Nation Boston. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis from around Major League Baseball as the pennant races heat up.

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