Orioles: 1-2 vs Rays, 2-1 vs A’s, Yankees gain 1.5 games
A’s: 1-2 vs Mariners, 1-2 vs Orioles, Yankees gain 2.5 games
The Yankees salvaged the series against Tampa Bay to keep this a helpful week. The White Sox, winners of 8 of 9 knocked Kansas City to the edge of the race and kept Texas from expanding their West Division lead over the weekend. The Mariners took another series ground against Oakland to help the Yankees gain ground in the Wild Card chase. The Indians though gained even more ground, passing the Orioles and putting themselves only a game and a half out.