The American League East often is called the toughest division.
Friday, however, the AL West dominated the East with four shutouts.
The A’s blanked the Yankees 2-0, the Mariners beat the Jays 4-0, the Rangers pounded the first-place Red Sox 7-0 and the Angels limited the Orioles to just three hits in a 3-0 win.
STATS Inc. says it’s the first time one division shut out another four times in a day since 1981 and third time ever since divisional play started in 1969. The NL West did it to the NL East on May 12, 1981, and the AL East did it to the AL West on June 7, 1969.
We’ll see how things turn out tonight.
Chances are it won’t happen again for a long time.
– Rick Green