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MLB Standings Update: Boston Red Sox Creeping Up On Yankees In AL East

Wild is probably a good word to describe the Boston Red Sox' season to date, as the club has gone from the basement of the MLB to the top in only a few short month. While the team recently slipped behind the rival New York Yankees, they are gaining ground and now sit a mere half game out of first place in the AL East. The complete MLB standings as of Thursday afternoon are below.

American League - East

  1. New York Yankees (51-34; -- Games Behind)
  2. Boston Red Sox (51-35; 0.5 Games Behind)
  3. Tampa Bay Rays (48-39; 4.0 Games Behind)
  4. Toronto Blue Jays (42-46; 10.5 Games Behind)
  5. Baltimore Orioles (36-48; 14.5 Games Behind)
American League - Central
  1. Cleveland Indians (46-39; -- Games Behind)
  2. Detroit Tigers (46-42; 1.5 Games Behind)
  3. Chicago White Sox (43-45; 4.5 Games Behind)
  4. Minnesota Twins (38-47; 8.0 Games Behind)
  5. Kansas City Royals (36-51; 11.0 Games Behind)
American League - West
  1. Texas Rangers (47-41; -- Games Behind)
  2. Los Angeles Angels (46-42; 1.0 Games Behind)
  3. Seattle Mariners (43-44; 3.5 Games Behind)
  4. Oakland Athletics (39-49; 8.0 Games Behind)
National League - East
  1. Philadelphia Phillies (55-33; -- Games Behind)
  2. Atlanta Braves (52-36; 3.0 Games Behind)
  3. New York Mets (45-42; 9.5 Games Behind)
  4. Washington Nationals (45-43; 10.0 Games Behind)
  5. Florida Marlins (39-48; 15.5 Games Behind)
National League - Central
  1. St. Louis Cardinals (47-41; -- Games Behind)
  2. Milwaukee Brewers (46-42; 1.0 Games Behind)
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates (45-42; 1.5 Games Behind)
  4. Cincinnati Reds (44-44; 3.0 Games Behind)
  5. Chicago Cubs (35-53; 12.0 Games Behind)
  6. Houston Astros (30-58; 17.0 Games Behind)
National League - West
  1. San Francisco Giants (49-39; -- Games Behind)
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks (47-41; 2.0 Games Behind)
  3. Colorado Rockies (41-46; 7.5 Games Behind)
  4. San Diego Padres (40-48; 9.0 Games Behind)
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers (37-51; 12.0 Games Behind)
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