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Question of the Day
With six weeks left in the season, there is still a race in every division.
The fate of many teams depends on the improved health of key players. For others, it’s the hope that things keep going well.
Here is what each team needs to do to win its division:
The Detroit Tigers can win the division if they get well soon.
The Los Angeles Angels can win the division if they play the rest of their games at home. The Angels are 40-17 there and 32-34 on the road.
The New York Mets can win the division if Pedro Martinez pitches for the first time since last season, helping an already solid rotation.
The Philadelphia Phillies can win the division if Chase Utley returns from the disabled list to polish his MVP resume.
The Chicago Cubs can win the division if Lou Piniella and Carlos Zambrano channel their anger appropriately.
The Milwaukee Brewers can win the division if Ben Sheets returns and pitches like he did before he was injured.
The St. Louis Cardinals can win the division if Rick Ankiel hits 15 more home runs. Or more likely, if Albert Pujols does.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will win the division if they continue to defy logic.
The Diamondbacks have been outscored 559 to 539 this season. Since 1980, only four division winners have been outscored — the 1984 Kansas City Royals, 1987 Minnesota Twins, 1997 San Francisco Giants and 2005 San Diego Padres.
The Padres can win the division this season if Milton Bradley gets healthy.
Bradley, who has been out since Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring, has hit .360 and slugged .627 with a .461 on-base percentage in 89 plate appearances with the Padres.
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