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Take a look at the above graphic, provided by Associated Press, using data from Major League Baseball and STATS LLC.  Read the synopsis carefully:

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the most win in the National League but struggled down the stretch, will face the deep and talented St. Louis Cardinals led by slugger Albert Pujols.

The Dodgers won just four of their last ten games.  Yes, that qualifies as struggling, but guess how the Cardinals finished:  they won just two of their last ten.  Yet, they are "deep and talented" with nary a mention of their stumbling finish, which was worse than the Dodgers.

This might as well have said, "The Dodgers had the best record in the National League but they really aren't that good."

C'mon, MLB and STATS LLC Associated Press, you're better than that.