Aug 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez (11) bobbles the ball on an infield hit by Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (not pictured) in the fourth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Standings Update: 8/23/14

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Indians Still Have Room for Improvement in Standings

After last night’s 5-1 loss to the Astros, the Indians find themselves back in a familiar spot in the standings. Entering into today’s play, the Tribe sits firmly at 7 games behind in the AL Central and 5 games back in the AL Wild Card standings.With 35 games left to go, if they plan on making that playoffs, the Indians will need to go on a run and soon. That might be easier said than done because…

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The Royals just can’t seem to loss on a consistent enough basis. After their 6-3 win against the Rangers, in which Billy Butler homered eighth home run of the season, the Royals have put even more space between themselves and the Tigers. It’s beginning to look  lot more like this is their division to lose. Especially since…

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The Tigers lost their second straight game on Friday and now find themselves in a position to not make the playoffs for the first time in a long time. Things wouldn’t seem nearly as bad, 2.5 games is not that large of a deficit, but when you consider the fact that the Tigers lost to the Twins 20-6. Yes, you read that right. That’s a crippling loss. The type that can send a season into a tailspin. Meanwhile, there’s reason to be optimistic in Seattle after…

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The Mariners defeated the Red Sox on Friday night, 5-3, behind another strong outing from Felix Hernandez. Austin Jackson, Dustin Ackley, and Robinson Cano all had runs batted in as Seattle claimed sole possession of the second AL Wild Card spot. Meanwhile…

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The cluster of AL East remain in the hunt for a wild card spot. The Yankees and Rays both won on Friday night and remain 3.5 and 6.5 games back of the second spot respectively. As for the Blue Jays, their loss to the aforementioned Rays, their 7th in the last 10 games, was an 8-0 blow out in which rookie Marcus Stroman once again struggled.

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You can view the complete standings below.

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