After the New York Yankees swept the Boston Red Sox in four games and now are leading the AL East by 6.5 games, AL East Champions looks more realistic. In the last 10 games the Yankees are 9-1 and haven't slowed down since the All-Star game. Currently the Yankees are 73-43, which is the best in Major League Baseball.
In the middle of an easy series against the Settle Mariners, which the Yankees are leading 2-0 and having the Oakland Athletics's up next; this smells easy ride to AL East Champions for the Yankees.
The Yankees have only lost twice with eleven victories in the mouth of August. Help has been provided for them with the Red Sox dealing with injuries from Outfielder, Jason Bay and struggles from DH David Ortiz. Bay hasn't been comfortable with his hamstring and the numbers haven't been impressive. The steroid allegations involving Ortiz has been a factor in his performance.
The nail is in the wood and it's only a matter of time until the Yankees become AL East champions. Everything seems to be successful, with pitcher, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnette performing well and first baseman Mark Teixeira having 30 home runs, 86 RBIs and great field play.
The Red Sox better hope for a Wild Card spot or their hopes are out the window.