MLB attendance up slightly this season

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball averaged 30,517 fans at games this season, up slightly from the previous two years and the sport's seventh-highest mark.

The average was up from last year's 30,454 and was the most since 30,985 in 2012, the commissioner's office said Monday. The average peaked at 32,785 in 2007, before the Great Recession.

Total attendance was 74.76 million, an increase of 30,000; there were four fewer dates this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drew 3.76 million and led in home attendance for the third straight season. The New York Yankees drew 3.4 million and topped the AL for the 13th consecutive year.

Tampa Bay drew a big league-low 1.25 million and Cleveland was 29th at 1.39 million.

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