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MLB Standings Update: Red Sox Have 1.5 Game League on Yankees In AL East

Despite Wednesday evening's loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox are still atop the AL East standings with 46 games remaining in the regular season. At 72-44, the Red Sox also have the best record in the American League. The AL East seems to be the class of the field in their league, as the Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays (1-3 in the AL East) have higher win totals than anyone in the AL Central and all but the top two of the AL West.

In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies continue their run of the league with a 77-40 record. Here are your MLB standings as of noontime on Thursday.

American League East

Boston Red Sox (72-44)

New York Yankees (70-45, 1.5 games behind)

Tampa Bay Rays (62-54, 10 games behind)

Toronto Blue Jays (59-57, 13 games behind)

Baltimore Orioles (45-69, 26 games behind)

Check out the rest of the MLB standings after the jump.

American League Central

Detroit Tigers 61-55

Cleveland Indians 58-56 (2.0 games behind)

Chicago White Sox 57-59 (4.0 games behind)

Minnesota Twins 52-65 (9.5 games behind)

Kansas City Royals 49-68 (12.5 games behind)

American League West

Texas Rangers 66-52

Los Angeles Angels 64-53 (1.5 games behind)

Oakland Athletics 52-64 (13.0 games behind)

Seattle Mariners 50-66 (15.0 games behind)

National League East

Philadelphia Phillies 77-40

Atlanta Braves 69-49 (8.5 games behind)

New York Mets 58-58 (18.5 games behind)

Washington Nationals 56-60 (20.5 games behind)

Florida Marlins 55-62 (22.0 games behind)

National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers 67-50

St. Louis Cardinals 62-55 (5 games behind)

Pittsburgh Pirates 56-60 (10.5 games behind)

Cincinnati Reds 56-61 (11 games behind)

Chicago Cubs 50-67 (17 games behind)

Houston Astros 38-79 (29 games behind)

National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks 64-53

San Francisco Giants 64-54 (0.5 games behind)

Colorado Rockies 55-63 (9.5 games behind)

Los Angeles Dodgers 52-64 (11.5 games behind)

San Diego Padres 52-66 (12.5 games behind)