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By Steve Roney
After taking two of three from the Rangers thanks to David Ortiz's walk-off home run last night, the Red Sox move back into the top three as the top-ranked team in the American League.
Here's how Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman, Nats writer Chase Hughes, and I see the rest of the league shaking out:
1. St. Louis Cardinals (39-21; LW: 1) – Roney: After a stellar debut, Michael Wacha was roughed up a bit in his second start. If he can shake it off their rotation is even scarier.
2. Atlanta Braves (37-23; LW: 3) – Zuckerman: They've done a better job overcoming bullpen injuries than most expected.
3. Boston Red Sox (37-24; LW: 6) – Zuckerman: Clay Buchholz still undefeated, Boston still defying the odds after last year's disaster.
4. Cincinnati Reds (36-24; LW: 2) – Roney: Joey Votto's power has finally started to match his impressive average and on-base totals.
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