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Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, April 26, at 7:00pm:
All of a sudden, the Nationals are just half a game behind the Rangers. They’re 14-4, and have won four straight, an impressive showing to be sure.
The Dodgers have lost two in a row (at home), which is tough when the opponent (Atlanta) went into that stretch with a losing road record. St. Louis has done plenty of damage on the road, so Los Angeles will need to be careful once St. Louis get healthy.
The Yankees may have picked off a game from Texas, but in a series, Texas easily has an edge with their potent power.
Thanks to a perfect game, the White Sox are half a game ahead of the Indians and Tigers. But the Rays have been significantly better overall so far. Tampa should be able to take this series pretty easily.
The Orioles are doing quite well, but New York did sweep a road series already. With such a potent lineup, and C.C. Sabathia, and Mariano Rivera, don’t be surprised to see New York pull off a road victory.
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