Both the Red Sox and the Yankees went 2-1 in their series matchups with the Royals and Mariners, respectively. The best two teams in the AL continue to distance themselves from the rest of the league while staying in lockstep with each other.
Who wins the East will be decided by their remaining head to head games, but with such a lead in the Wild Card race (the Angels are 7 games back, while the Rays and Indians are 9 games back), expect a repeat of last year's disinterested stagger to the finish.
Blink once, and the Indians have given up their lead in the division to the Tigers (my preseason pick, the Twins, have pulled themselves out of last place and are only 7 games back, which is impressive considering that they were as much as 16.5 games behind at one point).
Blick twice, and Ervin Santana will throw a no hitter against those same, once unstoppable Indians. The Angels will need more of that to catch the Rangers.
The trade deadline is heating up, but Brian Cashman has been very quiet. Carlos Beltran is headed to the Giants, while Edwin Jackson (who last year threw the ugliest no-hitter in the history of no-nos) went from the Tigers to the Cardinals in a three team swap that dropped Colby Rasmus in Toronto.
Meanwhile, the Braves beat the Pirates in extra inning for the second straight night. If you didn't see the fallout from Tuesday night, you need to check it out.