The Wild, Wild East

September 16, 2021 The Wild, Wild East

By: Carlos Alvarez

Yankees, Red Sox & Blue Jays All Win on Wednesday to Tighten AL East Race

As the MLB regular season enters the final stretch, one division is stealing the headlines. The Yankees staged a 9th-inning comeback for their third straight win on Wednesday while the Red Sox plated six in the 10th inning of a thriller in Seattle. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays got back on the track, and the entire AL East is still anybody’s guess. Here are yesterday’s highlights and the division picture heading into the final two weeks of the season.


AL East Highlights

Yankees def. Orioles (4-3)

Red Sox def. Mariners (9-4)

Blue Jays def. Rays (6-3)


AL East Standings

Rays (90-56)

Yankees (82-64)

Blue Jays (82-64)

Red Sox (83-65)


MLB Quick-Hitters


A Robbery to RememberGary Sanchez thought he had a home run before Orioles’ 5-foot-8 OF Cedric Mullins climbed the ladder for one of the best home run rob jobs of the 2021 season.


Julio Urias Wins No. 18: One day after the Dodgers clinched a playoff spot, pitcher Julio Urias claimed his league-leading 18th win of the season in a 5-3 victory against Arizona.


Ray’s Cy Young Bid: Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray added to his Cy Young resume with a 13-strikeout performance Wednesday against the Rays.


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