Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 6/29/14
The NL Central race is really going to go down to the wire. On Thursday night, the Pirates won and the Cardinals lost, meaning that with 16 games left, the two teams are knotted at 85-61. The Reds are still lurking at 83-64, but unless they smack the Pirates down when they play over the final two weeks, they're going to have to settle for a wild card. At any rate, this race is going to be awesome. PIC OF THE DAY This is a perfect summary of the 2013 White Sox season. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Game of the Night: Yankees 6, Orioles 5. You can't blame the Yankees for not keeping it interesting! New York opened up a 5-1 lead in this one after a disappointing start from Wei-Yin Chen. Nick Markakis hit a solo homer in the seventh against David Huff to make it a 5-2 game. In the eighth, Alfonso Soriano led off the inning by robbing Manny Machado of a homer, which would be crucial after Danny Valencia launched a three-run homer with two outs to tie the game at fi...

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