Anything you can do, I can do better.

I can do anything better than you.

– Annie Get Your Gun

The arms race is on in the American League East as the contenders position themselves for the stretch run by wheeling and dealing ahead of Friday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.

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Here’s how the division standings look heading into Friday:

Boston Red Sox: 63-41, —

Tampa Bay Rays: 61-42, 1.5 GB

New York Yankees: 53-48, 8.5 GB

Toronto Blue Jays: 51-48, 9.5 GB

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Here’s a rundown of the trade deadline acquisitions by the American League East rivals:

Red Sox

Washington Nationals OF Kyle Schwarber


Seattle Mariners RHP J.T. Chargois

New York Mets RHP Tommy Hunter

Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz


Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo

Texas Rangers OF Joey Gallo, LHP Joely Rodriguez

Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Clay Holmes

Blue Jays

Washington Nationals LHP Brad Hand

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