Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Magic Numbers 2013 v3.0

With only seven days remaining in the 2013 regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer with each passing day. Last week the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox clinched their respective divisions, and today a few additional teams secured playoff berths. Here's a quick snapshot of the playoff picture including magic numbers entering action day.

National League Central
St. Louis Cardinals (91-65): 5 (secured at worst a wild card spot)

National League East
Atlanta Braves (92-63): Clinched

National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers (90-66): Clinched

National League Wild Cards
Cincinnati Reds / Pittsburgh Pirates: 2

American League Central
Detroit Tigers (91-65): 2

American League East
Boston Red Sox (95-62): Clinched

American League West
Oakland Athletics (93-63): Clinched

American League Wild Cards
Tampa Bay Rays / Cleveland Indians: 6

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 1. The postseason will begin that evening with the National League Wild Card game. The American League Wild Card game is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2. The times for both games are still undecided.

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