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Midterm Report 2009 Analysis and Report
Sanchez and Greinke
Jonathan Sanchez delivered the year's top performance, while Zack Greinke emerged as a true ace. (AP/Getty)
It only took half a season for the 2009 campaign to make a mark with unlikely pitching performances, milestone moments and wild finishes.  Full story >

 First-half surprises | Second-half preview

The second half of the season is set to begin, and no one can predict what magical moments and crushing disappointments await. Full story >
•  Many leads not safe in second half
•  Bauman: Running game stealing spotlight from homers
•  Nine series could shape second half
First-half: Leaderboard | Standings


First-half video highlights
• April-May: Reed Johnson, Curtis Granderson, Ryan Sweeney and Torii Hunter rob homers.   Watch
• May 17: Joe Mauer makes a game-saving mad dash to tag the runner.   Watch
• July 2: A swarm of bees delays the Astros-Padres game.   Watch
• July 9: Daniel Murphy's remarkable behind-the-back flip:   Watch
• July 11: Jonathan Sanchez no-hits the Padres:   Watch
A look back at the first half