Tampa Bay and Baltimore, meanwhile, have six games remaining against each other.
The Rays also have three games in New York, three this weekend against the AL West-leading Rangers, and a four-game visit to the Chicago White Sox as a warm-up for that finale with Baltimore. The Orioles also have a three-game visit to Oakland to play the very tough Athletics.
Maybe Ringolsby was right. New York slammed Baltimore, 8-5, Friday night to take over sole possession of first place.
Roger Clemens did it again for the Skeeters, blanking the Long Island Ducks over 42/3 innings in Atlantic League action in Sugar Land, Texas.
He did his work in front of a sellout crowd that included country music star Toby Keith and Houston rapper Paul Wall.
Sugar Land, meanwhile, isn't letting an opportunity to make a buck slip by. The club is selling royal-blue "Clemens" Skeeters T-shirts for $16.24 on their website. No charge for shipping.
By the way, the Skeeters won, 4-0.
Blue Jays lefthander J.A. Happ will miss the rest of the season with a broken right foot. The former Phillie had been a solid starter since being obtained July 20 from the Astros, going 3-2 with a 4.46 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 401/3 innings.
Rays lefthander David Price, the AL wins leader at 17-5, was scratched from his start Saturday because of what the team called general soreness in his left shoulder.
This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.