It seems like each year in Major League Baseball, a dark horse seems to rise from the ashes to suddenly become a playoff contender.

The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A’s certainly rose from years of mediocrity last season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been threatening to for the past two years as well.

For any dark horse to become a surprise contender, they need a few breaks to fall their way.

Here is one lucky break that each dark horse team needs in the 2013 season.


Note: For the purposes of clarification, dark horse teams are determined by the odds given to them to win their respective pennants. We will use odds from Bovada as the determining factor, with odds for teams ranging from above 10-1 to lower than 40-1.

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