Since the start of the second half of the MLB season, the Boston Red Sox are 6-2. The only other team in their division above .500 in that frame? The Toronto Blue Jays, at 5-4.
Boston entered the All-Star Break with a tenuous one-game lead over the New York Yankees, with the Bronx Bombers having two games in hand on the Red Sox. Those two games in hand turned out to be losses, a 16-7 drubbing at the hands of Toronto and a 2-1 nailbiter to Tampa Bay, which is 3-6 in the second half of the year.
Following a 4-3 Yankees loss on Saturday afternoon to Oakland and the Red Sox' 3-1 victory over Seattle, Boston's lead in the division is now three games, the largest lead that any team has held in the division all season long.
The rest of the division looks like this:
Boston Red Sox (61-37)
New York Yankees (58-40, three games back)
Tampa Bay Rays (52-47, ten games back)
Toronto Blue Jays (50-51, 14 games back)
Baltimore Orioles (40-57, 20 games back)
For complete MLB Standings, check out MLB.com's standings page.