The standings in the American League Eastern Division, with team payrolls:
Tampa Bay Rays $43,422,997.00
Boston Red Sox (4.5 games back) $133,220,112.00
New York Yankees (10.5 games back) $207,108,489.00.
I love to see a young team with 1/4 and 1/5 the payroll of its rivals come out on top. I hope the Rays hold on.