The Yankees completely dominated the Houston Astros this weekend, winning by scores of 4-3, 9-3 and 9-5 behind the offense of Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and the grand efforts of Jorge Posada. Posada hit a grand slam in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
While the Yankees were sweeping Houston, Tampa Bay lost 2 of 3 at the hands of the Florida Marlins, allowing the Bombers to catch the Rays for the first time in months. Right now, three of the four best records in the American League are in the AL East. The Yankees and Rays have the two best records, while the Boston Red Sox currently boast the fourth-best record after the Minnesota Twins.