1 Lucky Break Each 2014 Playoff Contender Needs to Get to October

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1 Lucky Break Each 2014 Playoff Contender Needs to Get to October
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The Rockies need Troy Tulowitzki to do something he's had trouble doing in recent years.

October baseball is still a long way off from even being on the horizon. But with a little over a month of games in the books, we at least have some idea which teams might be in the postseason. 

Provided they keep doing the things they've done. And get some lucky breaks along the way.

Which is what we're here to discuss.

What exactly is a "lucky break?" Solid question, Watson, and here's your answer: I'm defining it to mean something that might not happen but hopefully will.

While we're defining things, our "contenders" are all teams at or over the .500 mark as of the start of play Friday—i.e. the day I'm writing thisplus one sub-.500 team that I'm using my executive powers as a guy with a column to include anyway.

Now then, let's take it away.

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs and are current as of the beginning of play on May 9.

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