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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.
    Lenny Ignelzi/AP
    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.

    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.

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    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

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    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