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Jays, Pirates, Padres big movers in MLB futures

It’s hard to believe but we’re already halfway through the MLB season as the calendar flips to July.

Here are three teams that have drastically improved their futures odds with their stellar play in the last month.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Start of June: 25/1
Now: 15/1

The Pirates opened the 2013 campaign with 60-1 odds to win the World Series and their odds have improved slowly throughout the first half of the season. Pittsburgh caught fire in the month of June, posting a 17-9 record. The Bucs rode a nine-game winning streak into a three-game set with the Philadelphia Philles but the streak was snapped 3-1 Tuesday.

Toronto Blue Jays

Start of June: 100/1
Now: 30/1

Much like the Pirates, the Blue Jays used a long winning streak to increase their stock in June. Toronto ripped off 11 straight wins throughout the middle of the month to get back to the .500 mark and become playoff contenders. Toronto was being dealt as high as 12-1 at some books before it cooled off towards the end of June.

San Diego Padres

Start of June: 50/1
Now: 30/1

The Padres are quietly putting together a very impressive campaign. The Friars opened the season with 100-1 odds to win the World Series and have peaked at 30-1 as of July 1. San Diego enters play Monday only 2.5 games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the NL West lead.

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