Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Magic Numbers 2013 v2.0

With only one week remaining in the 2013 regular season, the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Last week the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox clinched their respective divisions, but some races including all four wild card spots, may come down to the final day of play. Here's a quick snapshot of the playoff picture including magic numbers entering action day.

National League Central
St. Louis Cardinals (90-64): 7

National League East
Atlanta Braves (91-62): 1

National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers (88-66): Clinched

National League Wild Cards
Cincinnati Reds / Pittsburgh Pirates: 4

American League Central
Detroit Tigers (90-64): 3

American League East
Boston Red Sox (94-61): Clinched

American League West
Oakland Athletics (91-63): 2

American League Wild Cards
Tampa Bay Rays / Cleveland Indians: 9

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 1. The postseason will begin that evening with the National League Wild Card game.

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