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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Updated: August 9, 6:38 PM ET
Hot diggity AL dog days!

By Jim Caple

Uno in Cincinnati
In 2008, Uno was Best in Show at Westminster. The thrill of woofin' out this first pitch was better.

Historically, the dog days run from July into August. And we baseball fans know they reach their peak when a sultry August doubleheader leaves us panting like Fido and willing to lap up a $10 beer out of a dog bowl.

In honor of this season's dog days, we've assigned each major league team a famous fictional pooch.

We started with the National League on Thursday. Here's that pack o' puppies: The NL's dog day dogs »

Today, we're barking up the American League tree.