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Peter Gammons' May 1 playoff stats

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Summing up April

Through Sunday, Baltimore has the second-best record in the majors at 17-7 (a .708 winning percentage). The White Sox have the best at 18-7 (.720). Since 1976, 13 teams have finished April with a .700 (or better) winning percentage, and 10 have made the playoffs. The following is the gross data, and teams that were at those percentage levels heading into Sunday:


May 1 winning pct.; teams, made playoffs, pct. Teams heading into Sunday

Over .700; 13, 10, 77% White Sox

.600-.700; 46, 24, 52% Cardinals, Orioles, Twins, Marlins, Dodgers

.550-.599; 39, 16, 41% Braves, D-Backs

.500-.549; 42, 11, 26% Angels, Red Sox, Nationals, Cubs, A's, Giants, Mariners, Blue Jays, Tigers

.450-.499; 36, 8, 22% Rangers, Padres, Mets

.400-.44; 36, 2, 6% Yankees, Phillies, Reds, Astros, Brewers

Under .400; 54, 1, 2% Indians, Devil Rays, Pirates, Rockies, Royals

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