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MLB Who’s Hot and Who’s Not – Sept. 11

Updated: .September 11, 2017

While four of the six MLB division title races have pretty much been decided, one of the biggest stories in the stretch run of the regular season is the extremely tight three-team race to the title in the NL Central. Another one is the battle between two bitter AL East rivals for that division crown with Boston (81-62) holding a 3.5-game lead over the New York Yankees (77-65) heading into this week’s action.

The St. Louis Cardinals (75-68) would be the hottest team in that NL Central battle with an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. They swept Pittsburgh in three games at home this past weekend as heavy favorites on BetAnySports’ closing MLB moneyline and they should be favored in all three games against Cincinnati at home this week. Mark your calendar for this weekend with the Cardinals going on the road to face the Chicago Cubs (77-66) for three games starting on Friday.

Milwaukee is also hanging around in this heated race at 75-68 on the year and it is coming off a huge three-game sweep of the first-place Cubs on the road this past weekend as underdogs in all three games. The Brewers’ outscored Chicago a combined 20-3 in that series. They will return home for three games against Pittsburgh this week.

Another big story in baseball right now is the continued collapse of the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-51) after building an almost unsurmountable lead over Arizona (83-60) in the NL West. Heading into this Monday night’s road game against San Francisco as heavy -182 favorites, the Dodgers have lost their last 10 games as part of a major 1-15 slide since late August. This compete about face came on the heels of an incredible 25-5 run in their previous 30 games.

Game 1 against the Giants on Monday night kicks off an extended 10-game road trip for Los Angeles that includes a stop this weekend for three games against Washington (88-55). The Nationals have won seven of their last 10 games heading into this week’s three-game series at home against Atlanta.

Saving the best for last at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Cleveland Indians continue to tear things up in the AL with an incredible 18-game winning streak that has raised their overall record to 87-56. The Indians rolled past Baltimore at home over the weekend and they welcome Detroit to town for three games starting this Monday night as ridiculous -318 favorites with BetAnySports to notch win No. 19.

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