After a week of Boston, Minnesota, and Chicago all taking turns leading the AL wild card race, the White Sox have strung together three straight wins, while the Twins have lost three straight, and the Red Sox only were able to pull out of their tailspin thanks to the timely arrival of the Orioles in Baltimore.
The White Sox now lead the Red Sox by two games in the wild card and the Twins by three games. Further more, Chicago has crept within 6 1/2 games of the Tigers.
The Red Sox are also just two back of the East leading Yankees. Oakland is now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Angels.
The game of the day in the AL should be in New York where the Angels and Yankees hook up at 10:05 am PT with Jered Weaver (7-0) facing Chien-Ming Wang (13-4).
In the NL, one day after the three principals in the wild race (Cincinnati, San Diego, and Arizona) all lost, all three teams won Saturday. The Reds (60-57) hold a 1/2 game edge on the Padres and Diamondbacks.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia - 10:35 pm PT - Eric Milton vs. Brett Myers
San Diego at Houston - 11:05 pm PT - Woody Williams vs. Brandon Backe - First team to bring in a non-alliterative pitcher loses!
Florida at Arizona - 1:40 pm PT - Ricky Nolasco vs. Enrique Gonzalez
The Mets lead the East by 14 games. St. Louis is 2 1/2 games better than Cincinnati in Central and Los Angeles has a 1 1/2 game lead over San Diego and Arizona.
Houston and Colorado are both 2 1/2 games behind Cincinnati in the wild card. Philadelphia is 3 1/2 games back in the wild card.