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AL still dominant in interleague play

Chris Davis and the Orioles went to San Diego this week and won their interleague series.

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Chris Davis and the Orioles went to San Diego this week and won their interleague series.

Baseball’s realignment this season that created six five-team divisions brought changes to interleague play. Every team plays 20 games against teams from the other league and interleague play goes wire to wire.

One thing that hasn’t changed: American League dominance.

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The AL, which won 12 of the first 16 seasons, entered 2013 on a nine-year winning streak and was on its way to extending it to 10, entering last week with a 126-106 (.543) advantage.

One consolation for the NL: The senior circuit has split the 16 World Series, with wins in the last three.

YearWinnerRecord
1997NL117-97
1998AL114-110
1999NL135-116
2000AL136-115
2001AL132-120
2002NL129-123
2003NL137-115
2004AL126-125
2005AL136-116
2006AL154-98
2007AL137-115
2008AL149-103
2009AL137-114
2010AL134-118
2011AL131-121
2012AL142-110

The best and worst seasons

Best

2004 St. Louis 11-1

2006 Boston 16-2, 2006 Minnesota 16-2, 2002 Oakland 16-2

Worst

2012 Colorado 2-13

2010 Pittsburgh 2-13

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