Baseball: Winners All Around

Tight pennant races are nothing new in the National League, but American League fans for years have had to make do with sessions that effectively ended in June or July. Not this year. At one time or another since the season began, every team except two (Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins) has led the league or at least shared the lead. The farthest anybody has been in front is two games, and the spread between the first-place Detroit Tigers and eighth place last week was only seven games. Even the New York Yankees, who...

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