MLB Playoffs 2011: Handicapping the Remaining Contenders

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MLB Playoffs 2011: Handicapping the Remaining Contenders
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Major League Baseball has narrowed its list of surviving teams down to just four, with the Milwaukee Brewers going head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League and the Detroit Tigers opposing the Texas Rangers in the American League.

That sends the disappointing Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees home, along with the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Moving on to the World Series won’t be easy for the remaining four teams, as each series should be fairly evenly matched. Here’s looking at each team’s potential handicap that could keep them from winning the pennant in their respective league.

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