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MLB Standings Update

It's finally happened.

The Houston Astros have taken over the worst record in the major leagues. That's even with a series win over the Dodgers last weekend. The Astros are a MLB-worst 27-46, a full two games below the second-worst Chicago Cubs. That puts them firmly in place to pick Stanford's Kenny Diekgroeger or Galveston Ball's Nick "Billy" Williams.

As for the rest of the league, Philadelphia has taken over possession of the best record in the majors at 45-28. They also have a five game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, who have the fourth-best record in the majors at 40-33. The San Francisco Giants are a half-game ahead of Arizona in the NL West at 39-33. Milwaukee and the Cardinals are tied with the Braves at 40-33 for that fourth-best record. They are at the top of the NL Central, two games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds.

In the American League, the Red So have risen from the depths to own the league's best record at 43-28. New York sits in second place in the AL East at 41-29 while Tampa Bay follows in third at 39-33. Though Cleveland has been in a tailspin lately, they still own the best record in the AL Central at 39-31, a game ahead of Detroit at 39-33. Another team in a tailspin, the Texas Rangers are still in the AL West lead at 38-35, ahead of Seattle by a half-game. That should improve with the Rangers playing Houston in a three-game series this week.

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