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Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham in the seventh inning of a game, Oct. 1, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds reacts after striking out during the third inning of Game 5 of the American League division baseball series against the New York Yankees last season in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds (12) is greeted by third base coach DeMarlo Hale (45) after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a game, Aug. 16, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) watches as Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau rounds the bases with a two-run home run in the fourth inning of a game, July 29, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs walks way from the batter's box after striking out to end the top of the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 2, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds hits a three-run home run during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
New York Yankees first baseman Nick Swisher makes a throw to first to put out Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the eighth inning of a, Sept. 6, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees, celebrates his seventh inning two-run home run off Cleveland Indians reliever Tony Sipp, with Andruw Jones (22) during a game in Cleveland, Aug. 24. (AP Phil Long)
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez reacts after the final out against the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning of a game, April 17 in Seattle. Cleveland won 9-8. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs looks at his bat after he strikes out during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 23, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
TORONTO: When Chris Bosh and LeBron James joined together with the Miami Heat six years ago, they left behind two franchises that disintegrated into irrelevance. Without their franchise pillars, both the Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors became also-rans. They took far different paths to get here, but both teams have returned to the top of the Eastern Conference.