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2013 MLB Playoff Predictions – All Star Update

July 16, 2013

The 2013 season has already seen some surprises.  Many teams have been hit with the injury bug, with some of them doing well in spite of it.  There are some teams that are not producing the way they were expected to.  There are teams that are overachieving.

With that being said, here are my updated predictions for the playoffs:

In the American League, I now have the Red Sox winning the East and having the best record in the AL, the Athletics winning the West with the second best record, and I still have the Detroit Tigers winning the Central.  The Wild Card teams will be the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles.

In the National League, the Washington Nationals will still win the East, but not with the best record in the National League, the Cincinnati Reds will come back and win the Central with the best record in the league, and the Los Angeles Dodgers will win the West.  Both of the Wild Card teams will come out of the Central: the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the Wild Card Round, I have the Baltimore Orioles beating the  Texas Rangers in the American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates getting the best of the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening playoff round.

Next up is the Divisional Series.  In the American League, the Boston Red Sox will take the series against the Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2, and the Oakland Athletics will top the Detroit Tigers 3 games to 2.  In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates will beat the Cincinnati Reds 3 games to 2 and the Washington Nationals will sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 0.

Both of the League Championship Series will come down to game 7, with the road team coming out on top.  The Washington Nationals will fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Athletics will out last the Boston Red Sox.

The World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics will go down as one of the most exciting.  Neither team will be up by more than one game the entire series, and game 7 will be a back and forth extra inning game.

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