MLB Playoffs 2012: 4 Teams Poised to Make a Deep Playoff Run

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MLB Playoffs 2012: 4 Teams Poised to Make a Deep Playoff Run
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The National League playoff picture is getting clearer and clearer by the second. However, the American League playoff picture continues to look murky. 

Right now, the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds are in a fight for home-field advantage. Both teams currently stand at 93-61, and both look evenly matched. 

In the AL, there are several battles yet to be determined. Who comes out of the AL East, the New York Yankees or the upstart Baltimore Orioles? 

How about the AL Central? The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers are fighting for supremacy; both teams are 82-72. 

The Texas Rangers have all but locked up the AL West, and the Oakland Athletics (87-67) are still hanging by a thread. 

Here are four teams poised to make a deep playoff run.

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