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Braves Taking the NL East the Old-Fashioned Way

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Runs Scored 464 Boston 457 NY Yankees 448 Texas 439 St. Louis 423 Cincinnati 416 Baltimore 416 Atlanta Runs Allowed 316 Chicago WS 322 LA Angels 330 Atlanta 332 St. Louis 342 Minnesota 342 Florida 344 Cleveland To be fair, Baltimore has played two fewer games than Atlanta... but Baltimore has a DH! Braves are third in the NL in runs scored and catching up quickly, and first in runs allowed. But the pythags are on Atlanta's side (so what if the White Sox' and Cardinals' are slightly better, for now). Here's how the NL East looks according to EXPECTED winning percentage based on runs scored/allowed: 53-33 .614 Atlanta 45-38 .543 Florida 44-41 .512 New York 42-43 .496 Washington 42-44 .490 Philadelphia If things continue like this, the Braves should have no trouble at all winning the East a 14th time -- with or without Chipper Jones!

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