AL East Report: Baltimore’s Pitching Keys Surprising Start

The Tampa Bay Rays are red-hot and in first place, the Boston Red Sox found their footing and the American League East is starting to assert itself as once again the best top-to-bottom division in baseball. But no team is more newsworthy right now than the Baltimore Orioles who sit at 15-9, just one game back of Tampa and in second place as they get set for the rubber match of a three-game set in Yankee Stadium tonight, and it’s pitching that’s keyed the O’s strong showing out of the gate.