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.
One consolation for the NL: The senior circuit has split the 16 World Series, with wins in the last three.
The best and worst seasons
2004 St. Louis 11-1
2006 Boston 16-2, 2006 Minnesota 16-2, 2002 Oakland 16-2
2012 Colorado 2-13
2010 Pittsburgh 2-13