New Challengers Emerge, Yankees and Red Sox Struggle as AL East Is Upended
After 30 years, the AL East's top two teams are no longer the Yankees and Red Sox
Yankees and Red Sox won the top two division places 13 times between 1993 and 2022.
Orioles, Rays, and Blue Jays are now in the lead in the division; Boston and New York are trailing.
To avoid finishing last, the Yankees are facing their first losing season since 1992.
The Red Sox are still in the hunt for a wild card despite a 4-game disadvantage
Orioles surprise lead in AL East, dubbed strongest division with competitive clubs
George Springer, an outfielder with the Blue Jays, observes high caliber play on all sides and strong competition.
Yankees' 9-game losing run thwarts historic East season potential; division is still competitive.