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Major League Baseball enters All-Star break

3 years ago July 09, 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Monday, July 09 2012 Monday, July 09, 2012 8:06:40 AM CDT in Sports

KANSAS CITY - Baseball's best are en route to Kansas City for Tuesday's All-Star game, the midsummer classic. It's been a memorable first half featuring five no-hitters, including two perfect games.

Going into the break, there are several surprising division leaders that have raised eyebrows around the game:

The Washington Nationals, who won just 59 games three years ago, have a four-game lead in the NL East with a glossy 49-34 mark.

The equally surprising Pittsburgh Pirates head into the All-Star break in sole possession of first place in the NL Central at 48-37, the first time they've led at the break since 1997.

The L.A. Dodgers started red hot but go into the break with a scant half-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West.

In the American League, order is somewhat restored as the New York Yankees have a commanding lead over Baltimore in the AL East.

The Chicago White Sox have kicked it into high gear and own a three-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central.

The two-time AL champion Texas Rangers have regained their perch, comfortably ahead of the L.A. Angels in the AL West.

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