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Wild Card Race Coming Down to the Wire

Sep 16, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) slides in safely as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) applies a tag on a contested play in which was ruled in favor of the Giants in the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach the end of the 162-game regular season in the MLB, the Wild Card race continues to heat up. After rookie pitcher Alex Reyes and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday night, the Cardinals pulled themselves within one game of the second spot for …

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AL East Teams Dominate Wild Card Race

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The Boston Red Sox currently lead the American League East by a single game over the Toronto Blue Jays, who lead the American League wild card by, you guessed it, a mere one game over the Baltimore Orioles. However, with 23 games to play, those three teams will all be …

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MLB Hunt for October

Aug 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) hits a home run during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

With under 30 games to play in the 2016 Major League Baseball season, three divisions are separated by five games or less, and both wild card spots are crapshoots with six AL teams within five games vying for that second spot, and four NL teams within four games. Let’s get …

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American League Second Half Outlook

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The second half of the baseball season is in full swing which translates to? Pennant races. Teams like the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers are looking for the same production from the first half of the season. Other teams are  looking too make additions to there roster through trades or the minor league call …

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AL Wins Annual MLB All Star Game

July 12, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; American League infielder Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals is awarded the MVP of the 2016 MLB All Star Game at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals duo Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez helped the American League clinch its fourth straight win in the Midsummer Classic Tuesday night as the American League downs the National League 4-2 in the game played in San Diego. In his All-Star debut Kansas City Royals first baseman Hosmer was …

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Races In American League Tight

Jun 14, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) safely slides past the tag of Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (6) for a double during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The American League has had a history of close divisional races and playoff seeding being decided in the last game of the season. With the halfway point of the season approaching, the American League doesn’t look like it will be short on excitement. Despite their power, and having the best …

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