Tigers Favored to Win 2013 Baseball World Series, Yankees Second

A day after getting swept from the World Series, the Detroit Tigers were installed as betting favorites to win Major League Baseball’s championship in 2013.

The Tigers, who eliminated the New York Yankees in four straight games in the American League Championship Series to reach the World Series, have 7-1 odds of winning next year’s title, RJ Bell, president of handicapping information website Pregame.com, said yesterday in an e-mail.

The Yankees, who led the American League with 95 victories during the 2012 regular season, are second at 8-1. The San Francisco Giants, who won their second World Series title in three years, are 10-1 to make it back-to-back championships.

The Los Angeles Angels are at 12-1 and the Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals, who had the best record in baseball this season at 98-64, have odds of 13-1 to win the 2013 World Series. The Rangers must decide whether to re-sign free agent Josh Hamilton, who led Texas with 43 home runs and 128 runs batted in last season.

Detroit Tigers 7-1

New York Yankees 8-1

San Francisco Giants 10-1

Los Angeles Angels 12-1

Texas Rangers 13-1

Washington Nationals 13-1

Cincinnati Reds 14-1

Philadelphia Phillies 15-1

St. Louis Cardinals 15-1

Atlanta Braves 17-1

Los Angeles Dodgers 18-1

Tampa Bay Rays 21-1

Boston Red Sox 24-1

Arizona Diamondbacks 25-1

Baltimore Orioles 25-1

Milwaukee Brewers 25-1

Oakland Athletics 25-1

Chicago White Sox 30-1

Pittsburgh Pirates 31-1

Toronto Blue Jays 36-1

Miami Marlins 40-1

New York Mets 40-1

Seattle Mariners 42-1

San Diego Padres 61-1

Minnesota Twins 68-1

Cleveland Indians 75-1

Chicago Cubs 76-1

Colorado Rockies 76-1

Kansas City Royals 80-1

Houston Astros 150-1

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Gloster in San Francisco at rgloster@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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