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The hunt to play baseball in October is heating up.
There are a handful of MLB division races that could come down to the wire, and each wild-card spot is still up for grabs.
Here’s where the playoff race stands in both leagues through Sunday morning.
The New York Mets (93-55) and Atlanta Braves (91-55) are in a slugfest for the NL East, with New York a game ahead of Atlanta. The Mets can clinch a playoff berth — but not the division — with a win Monday. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies (80-66) are the No. 3 NL wild card.
The St. Louis Cardinals (87-61) have been one of the hottest teams since the All-Star break and subsequently powered themselves to the top of the NL Central. On the other hand, the Milwaukee Brewers (78-68) are eight games out of first in the division and three games out of the wild card.
NL WILD-CARD STANDINGS
No. 1 wild card: St. Louis Cardinals
No. 2 wild card: Atlanta Braves
No. 3 wild card: San Diego Padres
No. 4 wild card: Philadelphia Phillies
The Houston Astros (96-51) have a firm grip on the AL West, clinching a playoff berth on Friday and maintaining a 15-game lead on the Seattle Mariners (80-65). Their magic number to clinch the AL West is down to one. They can clinch the division Monday with either a win or a Mariners loss. The Mariners are the No. 3 AL wild card.
The New York Yankees (88-58) remain atop the AL East despite their subpar play of late, holding a 5.5-game lead on the Toronto Blue Jays (83-64). Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays (82-64) are 5.5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles (76-69) for the final AL wild card.
In a division that has changed all summer, the Cleveland Guardians (79-67) are 3.5 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox (76-71). The Minnesota Twins (73-73), who were atop the division throughout the first half, are now six games out of first.
AL WILD-CARD STANDINGS
No. 1 wild card: Cleveland Guardians
No. 2 wild card: Toronto Blue Jays
No. 3 wild card: Tampa Bay Rays
No. 4 wild card: Seattle Mariners
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