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Pennant Races In MLB Down To Final Few Games

Some of the pennant races and wild card races may not be decided until the very end of the big league baseabll season.  With only about a dozen games remaining in the regular year, some races are still up for grabs.

In the American League East, New York maintains a one game lead over Baltimore; the Yankees lost to Oakland 5-4 Sunday but Baltimore lost 2-1 to Boston.   Tonight, Toronto begins a series in Baltimore while New York travels to face Minnesota.

In the AL Central, Chicago holds a one game lead over Detroit.   The Tigers lost a doubleheader to Minnesota Sunday while Chicago lost 4-1 to Los Angeles.  Chicago hosts Cleveland tonight while Detroit hosts Kansas City.   Baltimore has a one game lead over Oakland for the first wild card and the A’s lead the Angels by two and a half games for the second spot.   Tampa Bay is three and a half games back.

In the National League, Atlanta has a wild card spot just about in the bag after beating Philadelphia 2-1 as Tim Hudson wins his 16th game.   The Braves trail Washington by four and a half games in the NL East; the Braves are off today while the Nats host Milwaukee tonight.

The second wild card finds St.Louis leading the Brewers by two and a half games and the Los Angeles Dodgers by three games.   Kyle Lohse wins his 16th game Sunday as the Cardinals beat Chicago 6-3 while LA beat Cincinnati 5-3 and Milwaukee beat Washington 6-2.   The Dodgers are off today while the Cardinals start a series today in Houston.

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