Three of the seven teams with the highest number of wins until this week in the MLB regular season are among the favorites for the 2021 championship. And there is a reason for these teams arrived in the regular season’s final with a good performance.
With around 25 games remaining for most teams, they are almost already clinched for the playoffs since they already have 79 wins or more.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Still running for the National League West title, the Dodgers is the main favorite to win the World Series again, missing less than one month for the regular season-ending. They are the franchise with more runs scored in the National League, 692.
But if the LA notes many runs, they are the team with the lowest number of runs against in the league, with 477, resulting in less than four runs per game.
Tampa Bay Rays
The second favorite for the World Series championship has a good difference from the second-placed New York Yankees to win the American League East title. While the Rays has 86 and 51 losses, the Yankees has 78 wins and 58 losses, making an incredible season.
Despite the difference, this is the Division where at least three more teams are running for the Wild Card, and probably the two spots will stay in this conference for the NY and Boston Red Sox.
Tampa already has 733 runs, resulting in more than five per game – the highest number in all the league. To complete, they are the first team in wins away in the American League, with 41.
Very Strong in the past seasons, the Astros closed the top three favorite list. Led by Jose Altuve, the team is going through a difficult time in the regular season in the last games, but it shouldn’t compromise to be the American League West Champion and get confidence por the playoffs.
Houston has 79 wins and 57 losses, 710 runs scored – second better in all the league, and 544 runs against – the fewest number in the American League. Oakland Athletics is in the Division second place, with 74 wins and 63 losses.