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With just two weeks left in the regular season, the betting favorites to take home the AL pennant are pretty much set in stone at this point.

The Boston Red Sox are still the odds-on favorite to win the AL with the Houston Astros and New York Yankees not too far behind, per FanDuel Sportsbook's most recent line change. 


However, there's a third AL East team that oddsmakers believe has a very outside shot at taking home the AL Pennant: The Tampa Bay Rays.

We should really take "outside shot" with a grain of salt, though.

A +28000 line is absolutely ridiculous, but you have to give credit to the oddsmakers for recognizing Tampa's recent run of success. The Rays have won eight of 10 putting them in the AL Wild Card conversation, 8.5 games out of the second spot currently occupied by the Athletics.

Unfortunately, that's likely way too much ground for a club to make up in less than 20 games, but hey, stranger things have happened.


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