The baseball season is winding down and the playoff picture is getting clearer. With just two days remaining in the MLB season, there is still plenty that is up for grabs. Six teams are fighting for three Wild Card spots.
There are a few things that have already been determined. Six teams have clinched a playoff spot as division winners and one wild card ticket has been punched. The Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox, Indians, Nationals and Dodgers have all won their respective divisions. The Mets are the first team to clinch a Wild Card spot.
The Cubs and Rangers will have home field advantage through the NL and AL playoffs. The Cubs have the best record in baseball, but will not have home field advantage should they make the World Series. That distinction will go to the American League based on the All-Star game.
Here’s a look at the current MLB playoff picture.
National League Division Leaders & Seeding
Here’s a look at the current NL seeding. The teams that have clinched a playoff spot are in bold. The Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers all have clinched their respective divisions. The Cubs will play the winner of the Wild Card game. The Dodgers and Nationals are fighting for home field in the NLDS when they face off.
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||91||69|
|4||New York Mets||87||74|
|5||San Francisco Giants||85||75|
NL Wild Card Race
The table below reflects the current National League Wild Card race. There are two teams fighting for one spot with the Mets claiming a Wild Card birth. The higher seed will host the second Wild Card team in a one-game playoff to face the Cubs in the NLDS.
|New York Mets||87||74|
|San Francisco Giants||86||75|
|St. Louis Cardinals||85||76||1|
American League Division Leaders & Seeding
Here’s a look at the current NL seeding. The teams that have clinched a playoff spot are in bold. Texas has home field advantage as long as they are in the playoffs.
|3||Boston Red Sox||93||68|
|5||Toronto Blue Jays||87||74|
AL Wild Card Race
The table below reflects the current American League Wild Card race. There are four teams fighting for two spots. The higher seed will host the second Wild Card team in a one-game playoff to face the Rangers in the ALDS.
|Toronto Blue Jays||87||73||–|