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MLB Standings: Red Sox Clinging To AL East Lead

With 57 games to play, the struggle for best record in the American League has become a two-team race, with the only two teams that ever seem to contend for the mark eligible.

The Boston Red Sox lead the AL East - and the American League in general - with the New York Yankees a close second. At 65-40, the Red Sox have a two-game lead on New York, but an 11-game lead on the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers and a seven-game lead on the Texas Rangers, who lead the AL West.

The complete AL East standings:

Boston Red Sox (65-40)

New York Yankees (63-42, two games back)

Tampa Bay Rays (55-51, 11 games back)

Toronto Blue Jays (54-53, 13 games back)

Baltimore Orioles (42-62, 22 games back)

Home Field and Wild Card standings after the jump...

The race for home-field in the AL East:

Boston Red Sox (65-40)

New York Yankees (63-42, two games back)

Texas Rangers (61-47, seven games back)

Detroit Tigers (56-51, 11 games back)

AL Wild Card Standings:

New York Yankees (63-42)

Los Angeles Angels (59-49, seven games back)

Tampa Bay Rays (55-51, nine games back)

Cleveland Indians (53-51, nine games back)

Toronto Blue Jays (54-53, 11 games back)

For complete MLB standings, visit the MLB.com standings page here.