Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Side Effects

If you're using these numbers to place bets--not that I would ever advocate gambling--it's important to note that not only did the Rays pad their lead over the Red Sox with this week's sweep, they also pulled even with Boston in the head-to-head tiebreaker for the division title in the event that the loser gets the Wild Card, which will almost certainly be the case.

It's a little early to worry about tiebreakers in the NL, where the Cubs have only played three games against the Cardinals and six against the Brewers; the Brewers do hold a 4-2 edge. The Mets are 4-2 against the Phillies and will probably win the season series if they pick up enough games to force a tie.

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