Power, Pirates and pitching lead top 10 storylines of second half

Wednesday July 17th, 2013
Chris Davis is chasing what he said he considers to be the single-season home run record: the 61 hit by Roger Maris in 1961.

Among the six big money teams without a winning record, the Dodgers have the best chance of salvaging a playoff spot. Philadelphia, a .500 team for two years and now beset by injuries, is spinning its wheels. The Giants, Angels and White Sox need to get to .500 before they can even think about October. The White Sox are just plain awful.

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