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MLB – American League watch out!

With the MLB season underway it will be interesting to see which teams will come out on top. CNNSI’s Tom Verducci is wondering if the AL is losing its domination.

“Over the past six years the AL is 839-671 vs. the NL — which translates into winning 56 percent of the games, or the equivalent of the average AL team playing like a 90-win club when it plays against NL teams.

But get this: AL superiority is about to be diminished, or even wiped out altogether. The NL has closed the talent gap on the AL and actually has a shot at winning interleague play, which begins tonight, for first time since 2003. Don’t believe it? Guess which league has averaged more runs per game one-quarter of the way through this season? That’s right, the league without the DH, the NL. The on-base and slugging percentages are nearly identical.”

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tom_verducci/05/21/interleague.price/index.html?eref=sihp

It’s perhaps a bit early to make such statements, since the playoffs are far away. But predicting the eventual champion may become a lot more difficult.

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