The A.L. Feast

Aug. 09, 1993
Aug. 09, 1993

Table of Contents
Aug. 9, 1993

A.L. East
Reggie Lewis
Jeff George
Doubles And Triples
Point After

The A.L. Feast

Given a delicious slate of games, our correspondent happily devoured the best race in baseball

On a midsummer evening that could make Milwaukee famous for midsummer evenings, the visiting Boston Red Sox are taking batting practice. Blaring from County Stadium's centerfield speakers on this July 26 is the voice of Mary-Chapin Carpenter, singing The Bug: "Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger./Sometimes you're the ball./Sometimes it all comes together. Sometimes you're gonna lose it all."

This is an article from the Aug. 9, 1993 issue

The American League Eastern Division could make 1993 famous for its race the way other baseball seasons have come to be associated with multiteam scrambles: 1973 in the National League East or 1967 in the predivided American League. At the beginning of last week, five American League East teams were bunched at the top of the standings. Here is the way the five teams looked before the games of July 26:

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PHOTODAVID LIAM KYLEAn inside pitch got Phillips riled up, but Toronto still shut his Tigers down.PHOTODAVID LIAM KYLEMolitor's run in the 10th extended the Jays' uncanny late-inning mastery of the Orioles.PHOTOJERRY WACHTERThe Red Sox's Vaughn inscribed a numerical tribute to fallen Celtic Reggie Lewis.TWO PHOTOSJOHN BIEVERDon Mattingly (far left) and Wade Boggs have regained their old strokes, helping Pat Kelly (below) and the Yanks stay in the running.PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMONSince the Brewers came up dry in the homer department, Bernie didn't get to hit the suds.PHOTOV.J. LOVERORickey on Saturday: still an A.TWO PHOTOSJERRY WACHTERMcLemore's leaping grab of Vaughn's drive helped McDonald blank the Sox on Saturday.PHOTOV.J. LOVERORickey on Sunday: now a Jay.