Frank Wren

With Yankees, Red Sox rising back to the top, AL East experiences a reset of sorts

With Yankees, Red Sox rising back to the top, AL East experiences a reset of sorts

Perhaps it was inevitable that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox would re-establish hegemony over the rest of the American League East.

They were back together again at the top of the standings in 2017 and they appear — on paper — to have tightened their grip on the top two spots in the division after each added one of the premier power hitters in the game to an already formidable offensive lineup.

The Yankees served notice that they plan to be back at the top of the standings for a while when they acquired 2017 major league home run champion Giancarlo Stanton to pair with sophomore superstar Aaron Judge. The Red Sox responded by signing elite slugger J.D. Martinez to...

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