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MLB Standings Update: Indians Are Only Team With Clear-Cut Lead

The Indians, even after their woes in the last two games against Boston, are the only division-leader with a sizable advantage as we head into the last weekend of May. The Tribe's six-game lead over the Tigers is 3.5 games better than the Cardinals' 2.5 lead over the Brewers.

Here is your Friday look at the standings and the American League schedules for the weekend.


American League Central -

Cleveland Indians  30-17  .638  0 Games Behind -- Up Next: @Tampa Bay Friday-Sunday

Detroit Tigers  25-24  .510  6 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Boston Friday-Sunday

Chicago White Sox  24-28  8.5 Games Behind -- Up Next: @ Toronto Friday-Sunday

Kansas City Royals  22-27  .449  9 Games Behind -- Up Next: @ Texas Friday-Sunday

Minnesota Twins  16-32  .333  14.5 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Angels Friday-Sunday


American League East -

New York Yankees  27-21  .562  0 Games Behind  -- Up Next: @ Seattle Friday-Sunday

Boston Red Sox  28-22  .560  0 Games Behind -- Up Next: @ Detroit Friday-Sunday

Tampa Bay Rays  26-23  .531  1.5 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Cleveland Friday-Sunday

Baltimore Orioles  24-24  .500  3 Games Behind -- Up Next: @ Oakland Friday-Sunday

Toronto Blue Jays  24-26  .480  4 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs White Sox Friday-Sunday


American League West -

Texas Rangers  26-24  .520  0 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Kansas City Friday-Sunday

Los Angeles Angels  26-26  ,500  1 Game Behind -- Up Next: @ Minnesota Friday-Sunday

Seattle Mariners  24-25  .490  1.5 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Yankees Friday-Sunday

Oakland Athletics  24-27  .471  2.5 Games Behind -- Up Next: vs. Baltimore Friday-Sunday


The National League features the St.Louis Cardinals in the Central with a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cincinnati Reds have slipped to four games behind.

The NL East sees the Philadelphia Phillies on top by only a game over the Florida Marlins, with the Atlanta Braves in third place, 3.5 games back.

And the National League West has the San Francisco Giants a game and a half clear of the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the Colorado Rockies having slipped to third place and under .500 after their fast start.


And there is your somewhat abbreviated look at the standings. I have streamlined it a bit to make it less "wordy", but I would appreciate any input from you, the reader, into how you would like to see things written-up in the future. This column can always be a work in progress, and your contributions would be welcomed and implemented if they were good suggestions for what I am trying to do here.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.