The American League East is still the most talked about division in baseball and we’re here to give you an update on what’s been happening and how that may affect the MLB odds.

Right now, the New York Yankees are on an absolute tear. Although they dropped a three-game set to the Atlanta Braves at home, the Yankees had won 10 in a row before that and are now 2.5 games up on the Baltimore Orioles in the division. Some Yankees are saying the offense isn’t completely clicking, yet they’re still ranked in the top ten in a number of categories.

Along with being number six in the MLB in runs scored (323), New York is second in slugging percentage (.453), third in on-base percentage (.336) and ninth in overall batting average (.260).

This is a team with a ton of power and they’re showcasing it. Curtis Granderson has 21 dingers and Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and Raul Ibanez all have at least 10 home runs as well.

The pitching, while not great, hasn’t been too shabby either. C.C. Sabathia and Ivan Nova are a combined 18-5, while Andy Pettitte has looked extremely sharp since returning to the club as well.

And what about New York’s hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox?

Well, they’re struggling a little more and it all comes down to that horrible pitching staff. The Red Sox are second in runs scored, third in batting average and fourth in slugging, yet are in the bottom five in team ERA (4.32).

Until something changes in that respect, Boston’s going to keep falling behind in a stacked division that features five teams that all have winning records. The Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays are playing solid ball and it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the Red Sox will have enough to reach the postseason.