MLB Playoff Picture 2016: Wild Card & Division Race
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MLB Playoff Picture 2016: Wild Card & Division Race

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The Chicago Cubs have been the best team in baseball this season. (Getty)

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.

SEED TEAM W L
1 Chicago Cubs 102 57
2 Washington Nationals 94 67
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.

TEAM W L GB
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.

SEED TEAM W L
1 Texas Rangers 95 66
2 Cleveland Indians 93 67
3 Boston Red Sox 93 68
4 Baltimore Orioles 88 72
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.

TEAM W L GB
Baltimore Orioles 88 73
Toronto Blue Jays 87 73
Detroit Tigers 86 74 1.0
Seattle Mariners 86 75 2

 

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