The Playoff PictureOctober is starting to take shape. Last night, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the New York Yankees to clinch the American League Western Division. Congratulations to any west coast Humzooers who claim an allegiance to the Angels.
In terms of Magic Numbers, the Chicago Cubs are closest to clinching their division. Their Magic Number is dropping slowly. This morning they are sitting on 13. Last night they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. Of course, that game ended up closer than it needed to be.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Reds appeared to lend the Cubs a hand, but the Milwaukee Brewers rallied in the eighth to take the lead and seal the victory. With the Cubs' win, and the Marlins' victory over the Phillies, the Brewers found some breathing room in the wild card race.