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History Says The Braves Have The Phillies Right Where They Want 'Em

Jon Bois charts the recent history of each MLB division, showing where each division-winner from the past 15 years ranked in the standings at the halfway point. Four times in the NL East's past seven seasons, the eventual winner has trailed by 3.5 games or more on July 1. The Atlanta Braves are currently four games back of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.