Determined not to let their season end, they beat Texas in Texas in the tiebreaker game to see who would play in the Wild Card game. They then beat the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland to set up a Division Series matchup with the Boston Red Sox.
“The goal is to be healthy for the last month and a half,” Moore tweeted. “I’m very optimistic.”
Over the past decade, the AL east has been defined as a rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox. This rivalry is no longer a rivalry as the Red Sox have all but fallen off the map. Today, the rest of the division seems to have caught up, with the Orioles, Rays and Jays all feeling like they could contend for the East division title in 2013.
A little more than two weeks of games are in the books and with big weekend series’ opening up tonight, we wanted to prep you on whom to root for.
The American League East should be extremely competitive this year, with just about everyone making bold moves to upgrade – even the Baltimore Orioles.
This is the second in a four part series that covers AL & NL teams that hold Spring Training in the Cactus League (Arizona) and the Grapefruit League (Florida).
Find your favorite team, slap on the sunscreen, and get ready to enjoy some Spring Training Baseball.