As the baseball season races towards the half-way point, an amazing similarity in the standings between the National League and the American League exists: In each league, the three top teams are the division leaders in the Central, in the West, and the number two team in the West.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central got off to a fast start and buoyed by significantly improved pitching, have not been headed, and still maintain the biggest lead of any division leader. However, the equally improved Giants of the West, also relying on impressive pitching, are barely a step back, with the league’s number two record. The Dodgers, however, continue to close in, and are gaining on San Francisco, and
|Milwaukee. As East Division leaders Washington, Atlanta, and Miami all continue to falter, the big three from the NL's West and Central are clearly the league's best three teams, as of now. Only St. Louis is also playing well at the moment, but they have not gained on the Brewers' lead.|
Were I to pick one other NL team that could make a move and challenge for one of the best records in the league, it would be the Pirates.
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In the American League, the lowly East is by far the worst division, though not as bad as the East of the NL. As in the NL, the AL East has no serious contender for the league’s best