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Best in the(Inter)league


© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 22, 2001

When the Rays won two of three against the Braves last week in their final interleague series of the season, it raised eyebrows. The worst team in the majors looked remarkably better against NL teams. How much better? They're actually over .500.

As the final tally below shows, it's not always a division's top team that excels when AL meets NL. In fact, of the five teams with the best interleague winning percentage in the majors this season, only the Mariners are leading their respective division. The Marlins have perfected this interleague thing. They have the best interleague record in the majors (51-33) since the format debuted in 1997:

AL vs. NL in 2001

(club, W-L,pct.)

1. White Sox,12-6,.667



4. Yankees,10-8,.556

Red Sox,10-8,.556




9. Twins,9-9,.500

10. Blue Jays,8-10,.445



13. Indians,7-11,.389

14. Orioles,6-12,.333

TOTALS,132-120, .524

* * *

NL vs. AL in 2001

(CLUB, W-L, pct.)

1. Marlins,12-6,.667



5. Mets,10-8,.556

6. Cardinals,8-7,.533


8. Braves,9-9,.500

9. D'backs,7-8,.467

10. Expos,8-10,.444

11. Dodgers,6-9,.400


13. Phillies,7-11,.389

14. Brewers,5-10,.333

15. Reds,4-11,.267

16. Rockies,2-10,.167

TOTALS,120-132, .476

- Compiled by Kevin Kelly.

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