Grand Standings: July 1, 2013

A look at the numbers within the standings

Nine to Know

  1. The Pittsburgh Pirates are at the halfway mark with the best record in baseball, 51-30 (.630). The Pirates highest winning pct. ever is .741 (103-36-3) by the 1902 Bucs. The last time the Pirates finished with a pct. this high was in 1908 (.636) and 1909 (.724). The Bucs are 15-5 in their last 20 games. The Pirates won 79 games last season.
  2. The Red Sox are the only other team with 50 wins, at 50-34. They won 69 games last season.
  3. The Indians are 44-38 (.537) and are in a virtual tie for first in the AL Central with the Tigers 43-37 (.538). The Tribe is 12-2 vs the AL West and are 5-0 in extra innings.  The Tigers are 2-9 in extras, the worst record in the AL. The Indians won 68 games last season.
  4. The Reds at 46-36 are 5.5 games back in the NL Central and are 15-26 against teams .500 and better.
  5. Boston, Toronto, and Pittsburgh all had 17 wins in June, the most in baseball. 
  6. Texas, St. Louis, Minnesota, and Washington all played .500 ball in June. 
  7. Entering play on July 1, 2012, the Yankees were 47-30. They are 42-39 today.
  8. Entering play on July 1, 2012, the White Sox were 47-30. They are 32-47 today after going 8-29 for June.
  9. The Dodgers are as recently hot as the Rangers. Both teams have gone 8-2 in their 10 games, 11-9 in their last 20, and 16-14 in their last 30 games.