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Strong gains at the gate by the Nationals, Braves, Reds and Dodgers this season have been offset by sharp drops for the Marlins, Phillies and Cubs. The Dodgers have a comfortable lead over all MLB clubs in average attendance, with the gate at Chavez Ravine up nearly 10% through Aug. 12. Despite disappointing in the standings, the Nationals are seeing the biggest jump among NL clubs (+11%). The Marlins sophomore season at their new ballpark continues to be a struggle, with average attendance down 36%. Attendance at PNC Park is relatively flat for Pirates games, despite the team sitting atop the NL Central. The chart below lists team-by-team attendance for the NL through Aug. 12, with comparisons to the same period last season. See yesterday's issue for AL figures (THE DAILY).MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUG. 12
TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.%+/-GMS ('12) Dodgers602,722,24345,37181.0%41,3699.7%58 Cardinals562,370,83342,33696.3%41,3742.3%57 Giants**612,541,35041,66199.4%41,734-0.2%58 Phillies562,156,67038,51288.2%44,459-13.4%59 Rockies612,142,92235,13069.6%33,8643.7%58 Nationals622,069,13833,37378.9%30,15910.7%53 Cubs571,892,01533,19380.9%37,173-10.7%55 Braves571,850,80932,47065.8%29,43410.3%58 Reds571,834,91332,19176.1%29,19310.3%56 Brewers581,829,48831,54375.3%34,991-9.9%59 Padres581,594,66427,49464.7%26,1665.1%57 Mets571,543,37827,07764.6%29,488-8.2%57 Pirates601,611,94226,86670.0%26,926-0.2%55 D-Backs601,604,54426,74255.0%27,842-3.9%57 Marlins581,054,52518,18148.6%28,388-36.0%57 NL TOTALS*87828,819,43432,82474.3%32,7810.1%913 MLB TOTALS1,75954,162,41830,79271.1%31,534-2.4%1,713
NOTES: All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = The Astros were moved from the NL to the AL beginning with the '13 season. NL totals include figures for the Astros from last season. ** = Totals include a July 4 Giants-Reds game being postponed by rain and made up as part of a doubleheader in S.F. on July 23.