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MLB Standings: Red Sox, Yankees Locked In Tie For First In American League East

We're approaching mid-August, and the Boston Red Sox (69-43) and New York Yankees (69-43) are tied atop the American League East. Is anyone really surprised? And further more, is there a better way to have it? It'd be no fun if one team had a 10-game lead over the other. When it comes down to it, a battle for first in the AL East is always fun. Here are the complete AL East standings, as well as the rest of the MLB standings as of Sunday morning.

American League - East

  1. Boston Red Sox (69-43; -- Games Behind)
  2. New York Yankees (69-43, -- Games Behind)
  3. Tampa Bay Rays (59-53, 10.0 Games Behind)
  4. Toronto Blue Jays (57-56; 12.5 Games Behind)
  5. Baltimore Orioles (24.0 Games Behind)
Check out the rest of the MLB standings after the jump.
American League - Central
  1. Detroit Tigers (61-52; -- Games Behind)
  2. Cleveland Indians (56-55, 4.0 Games Behind)
  3. Chicago White Sox (54-58; 6.5 Games Behind)
  4. Minnesota Twins (51-62; 10.0 Games Behind)
  5. Kansas City Royals (13.0 Games Behind)
American League - West
  1. Texas Rangers (63-51; -- Games Behind)
  2. Los Angeles Angels (62-52; 1.0 Games Behind)
  3. Oakland Athletics (50-63; 12.5 Games Behind)
  4. Seattle mariners (49-63; 13.0 Games Behind)
National League - East
  1. Philadelphia Phillies (74-39; -- Games Behind)
  2. Atlanta Braves (65-49; 9.5 Games Behind)
  3. New York Mets (56-56; 17.5 Games Behind)
  4. Florida Marlins (55-58; 19.0 Games Behind)
  5. Washington Nationals (54-59; 20.0 Games Behind)
National League - Central
  1. Milwaukee Brewers (64-50; -- Games Behind)
  2. St. Louis Cardinals (61-53; 3.0 Games Behind)
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates (54-58; 9.0 Games Behind)
  4. Cincinnati Reds (54-59; 9.5 Games Behind)
  5. Chicago Cubs (49-65; 15.0 Games Behind)
  6. Houston Astros (37-76; 26.5 Games Behind)
National League - West
  1. San Francisco Giants (62-52; Games Behind)
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks (61-52; 0.5 Games Behind)
  3. Colorado Rockies (53-61; 9.0 Games Behind)
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers (52-60; 9.0 Games Behind)
  5. San Diego Padres (50-64; 12.0 Games Behind)
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