Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Marlins, Astros and D-Backs Clinch Division Titles

From the Commissioners Office: The Florida Marlins, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks have all clinched their repective divisions. Florida, sporting a
6 1/2 game lead over San Fran with just three games to play will be making their second straight post season appearance. Since July 1st, Florida has had a 51-25 record. The Marlins lost to league champs Arizona in last season's opening playoff round.

Houston put together a 32-13 final two months to overtake Atlanta for the Killebrew divsion crown. The Astros were also in last season's playoffs - losing to St. Louis in the opening round.

Finally, Arizona is back for another run at a championship. The D-Backs seem poised again with their two big guns - Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling to defend their title. Arizona currently has a 96-63 record with a 5 1/2 game lead over the Buccos.

Current Standings:
Florida 95-64
San Fran 90-72 6 1/2 GB

Houston 93-66
Atlanta 92-70 2 1/2 GB

Arizona 96-63
Pittsburgh 92-70 5 1/2 GB

Philly 92-67
Minnesota 93-69 1/2 GB
St. Louis 91-71 2 1/2 GB

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