MLB Watch: Division Leaders Battle For First

MLB Watch: Division Leaders Battle For First

words_Nick Engvall

The pennant races in Major League Baseball, as you would expect, are becoming quite confrontational, to the point that yesterday the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals cleared the benches and the bullpens as they battle for the top of the National League Central. In the NL East, it hasn’t gotten to bench-clearing brawls quite yet, but the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will likely go down to the final weeks of the season vying for the top spot in the division, just like the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will in the NL West.

In the American League, the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins went head to head this week, and with only a game separating the two teams from the top spot in the AL Central. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles haven’t played better baseball all season, and despite having one of the League’s worst records at 39-74, they are now 7-1 under their new manager Buck Showalter.

Check out some of the images from around the League, which includes a couple of nice PE-edition Nike Swingman Remix and more.

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Omar Infante wearing the Wilson A2000 and Nike Zoom Coop VOmar Infante wearing the Wilson A2000 and Nike Zoom Coop V.

Jaer Jurrjens in the Under Armour Heater IIJaer Jurrjens in the Under Armour Heater II.

Yadier Molina starts off the bench-clearing brawl against the CardinalsYadier Molina starts off the bench-clearing brawl against the Cardinals.

J.A. Happ wearing the Nike Zoom Coop V cleats and Nike glove.J.A. Happ wearing the Nike Zoom Coop V cleats and Nike glove.

David Ortiz uses his Easton batting gloves to break his bat.David Ortiz shows why he wears those Easton batting gloves as his bat shatters.

Hideki Matsui in Mizuno Pro Batting Gloves.Hideki Matsui in Mizuno Pro Batting Gloves.

Edwin Jackson wearing the Nike Air Huarache LWP90Edwin Jackson wearing the Nike Air Huarache LWP90.

Dan Haren wearing adidas baseball cleats.Dan Haren wearing adidas Diamond King cleats.

Adam Jones wears the Nike Swingman Remix PE cleats.Adam Jones wears the Nike Swingman Remix PE cleats.

Orlando Hudson avoids a slide in the Nike Swingman Remix PE cleats.Orlando Hudson avoids a slide in the Nike Swingman Remix PE cleats.

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