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Sept. 18, 2019: Daily Postseason Update

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Your daily check-in to see who might clinch their postseason spot

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees and Astros get closer to winning their divisions and things tighten up in the each league’s Wild-Card race. Today’s pictured game was from last night’s walk-off win by the Twins who scored three runs, the last by a hit-by-a-pitch to win in extra-innings.

Note that when you see a number between parentheses like “Cubs (10),” that means that is their elimination number from either the division or wild card race.

Any Clinchmas today?

The New York Yankees can clinch the AL East with either a win over the Angels or a Rays loss to the Dodgers. Because the Dodgers and Rays game starts at 5:10 pm, the Yankees won’t have to wait too long to get that result if they lose to the Angels.

National League Division Races

NL West - Dodgers clinched the division on Tuesday, Sept. 10th

NL Central - Cardinals have a two-games lead over both the Cubs (10) and Brewers (10)

NL East - Braves have a 9 games lead over the Nationals (3)

American League Division Races

AL West - Astros lead second-place Athletics (3) by 8 games

AL Central - Twins have a 5 games lead over the Indians (7)

AL East - Yankees have a 10 games lead over the Rays (1)

National League Wild-Card Race

  • Nationals have the first wild-card position and have a 1½ game lead over both the Cubs and Brewers
  • The Phillies (9) and Mets (8) each trail by 4 games and the Diamondbacks (6) are 5½ games back
  • The Giants (3) are 9 games back

American League Wild-Card Race

  • Athletics are in the first wild-card position and have a two-game lead over the Rays
  • Rays have a half-game lead over the Indians (11)
  • The Red Sox (3) lost in 15 innings and they are one-day closer to elimination

Tuesday’s scoreboard

Dodgers 7, Rays 5

Yankees 8, Angels 0

Giants 7, Red Sox 6 (15)

Indians 7, Tigers 2

Phillies 5, Braves 4

Twins 9, White Sox 8 (12)

Brewers 3, Padres 1

Nationals 6, Cardinals 2

Reds 4, Cubs 2

Astros 4, Rangers 1

Mets 6, Rockies 1

Marlins 12, Diamondbacks 6

Athletics 2, Royals 1

Wednesday schedule

5:10 pm PT - Rays @ Dodgers

10:15 am - Nationals @ Cardinals

12:10 pm - Mets @ Rockies

12:37 pm - Royals @ Athletics

12:40 pm - Marlins @ Diamondbacks

3:35 pm - Angels @ Yankees

4:10 pm - Giants @ Red Sox

4:10 pm - Tigers @ Indians

4:20 pm - Phillies @ Braves

4:40 pm - Padres @ Brewers

4:40 pm - White Sox @ Twins

5:05 pm - Reds @ Cubs

5:10 pm - Rangers @ Astros