By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
Given a chance to gain ground on the other in the American League East standings, neither the Baltimore Orioles or Boston Red Sox capitalized on Sunday.
Instead, the Orioles and Red Sox own identical 36-26 records and are tied atop the division entering the opener of their three-game series Tuesday night in Boston.
Baltimore's spirited comeback came up short in Sunday's 10-9 loss at Toronto. The O's trailed by six runs, but trimmed the deficit to one on Pedro Alvarez's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning before falling.
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