1st (AL East)
Still waiting for them to fall off? The upstart Rays have led the division since July 24, but their road to the postseason will not be easy. They'll look to build on their best-in-baseball 52-20 home record with 9 more games at the Trop, but that leaves Joe Maddon's crew with 17 road contests, including a grueling nine-game stretch beginning Friday at Toronto, Boston, and New York. The Rays host the Sox and Twins Sept. 15-21, before closing out the season at Baltimore and Detroit.