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Sept. 26, 2019: Daily Postseason Update

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Twins clinch AL Central while Brewers are in the playoffs

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Five divisions now have champions as the Minnesota Twins won their first division title since 2010. The new AL Central champions were able to clinch the division when they won while the Cleveland Indians lost. The Twins are locked into playing the second-seeded AL division winner in the American League Divisional Series.

Meanwhile, the Brewers keep winning and with the Cardinals losing two straight, the Brewers could close to within a game if they win today. In any case, the earliest the NL Central race can be decided is Friday and that is only if the Brewers lose today.

But the Brewers did not accomplish something with their win on Wednesday, they clinched a playoff berth and thus eliminating the Cubs and Mets.

Bob Uecker celebrated the Brewers win on Wednesday with a small beer shower.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Any possible postseason clinching?

There are no possible clinches on Thursday, check back on Friday.

Tiebreaker and home-field advantage status

The Dodgers moved a half-game ahead of the Yankees and if the Dodgers can win today, they will control their destiny in terms of having home-field advantage against anyone not from Houston.

Let’s see what happens with the Brewers and the AL Wild-Card contenders on Thursday and then I will breakdown the scenarios going into the final weekend of the regular season.

National League Division Races

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

NL Central - Cardinals have a 1½ games lead over the Brewers (3)

NL East - Braves clinched the division on Friday September 20th

American League Division Races

AL West - Astros clinched the division on Sunday September 22nd.

AL Central - Twins clinched the division on Wednesday September 25th.

AL East - Yankees clinched the division on Thursday September 19th.

National League Wild-Card Race

  • Nationals clinched a wild-card berth on Tuesday September 24th they lead the Brewers by one game.
  • Brewers clinched a postseason berth on Wednesday September 25th.
  • The Cubs and Mets were eliminated from postseason contention on Wednesday September 25th.

American League Wild-Card Race

  • Athletics are in the first wild-card position and they have a half game lead over the Rays
  • The Rays have a 1½ games lead over the Indians (3)

Wednesday’s scoreboard

Nationals 5, Phillies 2

Brewers 9, Reds 2

Twins 5, Tigers 1

Pirates 4, Cubs 2

Rays 4, Yankees 0

Mets 10, Marlins 3

White Sox 8, Indians 3

Braves 10, Royals 2

Diamondbacks 9, Cardinals 7

Athletics 3, Angels 2

Astros 3, Mariners 0

Dodgers 6, Padres 4

Thursday’s schedule

9:35 am PT: Brewers @ Reds

10:10 am: Twins @ Tigers

12:40 pm: Dodgers @ Padres

1:05 pm: Phillies @ Nationals

5:10 pm: Indians @ White Sox

7:07 pm: Astros @ Angels

7:10 pm: Athletics @ Mariners