Outside the Bronx is a weekly bullet-point style notebook covering each MLB team outside of Yankee Stadium. Each team’s record is in parenthesis and all stats are prior to today’s games.
Baltimore Orioles (29-22) – Losers of five straight go to battle for first place with Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays (29-22-) – Tough stretch ahead, welcome Orioles to town, then on to face Yankees.
Chicago White Sox (29-22) – Hottest team in baseball takes over 1st place.
Detroit Tigers (24-27) – The Duncan Yo-Yo of the AL Central.
Kansas City Royals (21-28) – Finished May, 15-13, playing more like expected since disastrous losing streak.
Minnesota Twins (18-32) – Have 5 of top 72 picks, including #2 pick, in First-Year Player Draft.
Los Angeles Angels (26-26) – Winners in 8 out of last 10, two games out of wild card spot.
Oakland A’s (22-29) – Have lost 8 straight since being one game over .500 mark.
Seattle Mariners (23-30) – Put up 21 runs on Rangers Thursday night.
Washington Nationals (29-21) – Sweep at hands of Marlins sours NL East road trip that started with 5 wins in 6 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates (25-25) – Won 5 of last 6 and now only three back of Reds. Give the Bucs some love!
San Diego Padres (17-35) – Own 6 of the top 70 picks in First-Year Player Draft, including #7.
San Francisco Giants (27-24) – Will try to gain ground with next seven games against the Cubs (4) and Padres (3).
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