All of the divisions are spoken for in baseball except for the American League East. The Red Sox will have a chance to clinch the division on Tuesday night. A win over the Yankees or a Blue Jays loss against the Orioles will wrap it up for the BoSox.
The Red Sox are finishing up the regular season on fire, as the club has won 11 consecutive games. During those 11 wins, they have averaged 5.1 runs per game while allowing three per game on average. As a result, they went from one game ahead in first place at the start of the streak to 5.5 games ahead.
When the Red Sox clinch the division, they will have done so for the first time since 2013, when they won the World Series. David Price takes the hill for them on Tuesday night, opposing the Yankees’ Luis Cessa in a 7:05 PM EDT start at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays will send Aaron Sanchez to the mound against the Orioles’ Kevin Gausman in a 7:07 PM EDT start.
There is some potential Wild Card elimination as well tonight. The Royals can be eliminated by losing or the Orioles winning. The Yankees can be eliminated with a loss and an Orioles win. The Marlins and Pirates can be eliminated with a loss and a Giants win.
The rest of Tuesday’s action…
Arizona Diamondbacks (Matt Koch) @ Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer), 7:05 PM EDT
Chicago Cubs (John Lackey) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong), 7:05 PM EDT
Cleveland Indians (Mike Clevinger) @ Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander), 7:10 PM EDT
New York Mets (Noah Syndergaard) @ Miami Marlins (Tom Koehler), 7:10 PM EDT
Philadelphia Phillies (Jerad Eickhoff) @ Atlanta Braves (Julio Teheran), 7:10 PM EDT
Minnesota Twins (Jose Berrios) @ Kansas City Royals (Ian Kennedy), 7:15 PM EDT
Milwaukee Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Texas Rangers (A.J. Griffin), 8:05 PM EDT
Seattle Mariners (Felix Hernandez) @ Houston Astros (Mike Fiers), 8:10 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Rays (Alex Cobb) @ Chicago White Sox (Chris Sale), 8:10 PM EDT
Cincinnati Reds (Robert Stephenson) @ St. Louis Cardinals (Adam Wainwright), 8:15 PM EDT
Oakland Athletics (Daniel Mengden) @ Los Angeles Angels (Ricky Nolasco), 10:05 PM EDT
Los Angeles Dodgers (Kenta Maeda) @ San Diego Padres (Paul Clemens), 10:10 PM EDT
Colorado Rockies (German Marquez) @ San Francisco Giants (Matt Moore), 10:15 PM EDT