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The American League East is the most closely contended division in all of Major League Baseball with just a few weeks remaining in the 2012 regular season. The top two teams, however, have been thrown an extra challenge after suffering injuries to to of their top offensive and defensive players. The New York Yankees have a one game lead in the A.L. East over the Baltimore Orioles and a two game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. Due to the addition of a second wild card spot in each league, it is conceivable that all three of the teams chasing the division crown could make the 2012 MLB Playoffs. Then again, with the teams in the American League West still fighting for control, it is almost as conceivable that only the division winner will qualify for the postseason. And after Mark Teixeira and Nick Markakis suffered injuries that could possibly end their regular season for the Yankees and Orioles, respectively, it could be the Rays who reap the benefits of two big players go...
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