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MLB Standings: Boston Red Sox Holding Strong Atop American League East

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox have had quite the turnaround since their 2-11 start. Oritz, who now has 15 home runs, played a key role in Boston's three-game sweep of the rival New York Yankees, which resulted in a two-game lead over the Bronx Bombers in the AL East standings. Here are the complete MLB standings as of Friday morning.

American League East

  1. Boston Red Sox (36-26)
  2. New York Yankees (33-27; 2 games behind)
  3. Tampa Bay Rays (33-29; 3 games behind)
  4. Toronto Blue Jays (32-31; 4.5 games behind)
  5. Baltimore Orioles (29-31; 6 games behind)
Check out the rest of the MLB Standings after the jump.
American League Central
  1. Cleveland Indians (34-26)
  2. Detroit Tigers (34-28; 1 game behind)
  3. Chicago White Sox (31-34; 5.5 games behind)
  4. Kansas City Royals (27-36; 8.5 games behind)
  5. Minnesota Twins (24-38; 11 games behind)
American League West
  1. Texas Rangers (35-29)
  2. Seattle Mariners (32-31; 2.5 games behind)
  3. Los Angeles Angels (30-34; 5 games behind)
  4. Oakland Athletics (27-37; 8 games behind)
National League East
  1. Philadelphia Phillies (37-26)
  2. Atlanta Braves (35-28; 2 games behind)
  3. Florida Marlins (31-30; 5 games behind)
  4. New York Mets (30-32; 6.5 games behind)
  5. Washington Nationals (27-36; 10 games behind)
National League Central
  1. St. Louis Cardinals (38-26)
  2. Milwaukee Brewers (35-28; 2.5 games behind)
  3. Cincinnati Reds (33-31; 5 games behind)
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates (30-31; 6.5 games behind)
  5. Chicago Cubs (25-36; 11.5 games behind)
  6. Houston Astros (24-39; 13.5 games behind)
National League West
  1. San Francisco Giants (35-28)
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks (34-29; 1 game behind)
  3. Colorado Rockies (30-32; 4.5 games behind)
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers (29-35; 6.5 games behind)
  5. San Diego Padres (29-35; 6.5 games behind)