The Reforecast

It'll be 2011 all over again come late October
July 22, 2013

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NL WEST W L GB
x-Diamondbacks 87 75 --
Dodgers 86 76 1
Giants 83 79 4
Rockies 77 85 10
Padres 73 89 14

y - Wild-card winner

AL WILD-CARD PLAYOFF NL

A's over Red Sox

Nationals over Pirates

AL DIVISION SERIES NL

Rays over A's in 5

Rangers over Tigers in 4

Cardinals over Nationals in 5

Braves over Diamondbacks in 4

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NL

Rangers over Rays in 7

Cardinals over Braves in 6

WORLD SERIES

The long-awaited second-half returns of pitchers Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz and Matt Harrison bolster an already strong Yu Darvish--led Rangers rotation to win their third AL pennant in four seasons. The Pirates secure their first winning record in 21 years and snare a wild card—though their playoff stay is short-lived thanks to the late-surging Nationals. No one can stop the Cardinals, as baseball's deepest and most-balanced team wins its third World Series title in the last eight seasons.

Cardinals over Rangers in 6

.500 Club

That's the magic number in the hypercompetitive AL East, which has a chance to make history in the second half. Only one AL East team went into the All-Star break with a losing record—the Blue Jays, who were four games under .500. Since divisional play began in 1969, a division has finished without a losing team just twice: in the AL West in '91 and in the NL East in 2005.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)