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Real or Not? The AL East is setting up as a race for the ages

Sunday’s game at Yankee Stadium was one of the most exciting of the young season. Yankees rookie Domingo German, making his first major league start after a promotion from the bullpen to replace the injured Jordan Montgomery, tossed six hitless innings. cheap nfl jersey wholesale It was 0-0 in the eighth when Aaron Boone tried to squeeze a second inning out of Dellin Betances, but the Indians began the inning with three straight hits to knock out Betances and eventually take a 4-0 lead.

Indians starter Mike Clevinger allowed just one hit in 7? innings, but he walked two batters in the eighth, and with Andrew Miller on the disabled list, Terry Francona tried to squeeze five outs from closer Cody Allen. He got one out, but Brett Gardner singled in a run and Aaron Judge doubled in two more.98

The Red Sox lead the Yankees by one game as the teams take Monday off ahead of their three-game series in the Bronx that starts Tuesday.

All indicators are that we’re headed for an epic division race between powerful franchises, maybe even two teams that will win 100 games. Some have argued that the last great division race was the 1993 NL West race between the Braves and Giants that the Braves won on the final day of the season with 104 wins. The advent of the wild card in 1995 decreased the importance of winning the division. When the Red Sox finally won the World Series in 2004, for example,buy nfl jerseys cheap they finished second in the AL East with 98 wins to the Yankees’ 101.

Now, we need to put ESPN Stats & Info on this: Who holds the record for most bullpen-cart rides? While you can trace their debut back to the 1950s, they seemed to peak in the 1970s and basically died out by the mid-’80s. I’ll go with Rollie Fingers.