State of the Races 9/27

Most of the drama is gone, but not all. The 1-seeds have been obtained by LAA and WSH. The 2-seeds are BAL and LAD. The 3-seeds…well, that’s the main place it’s still interesting. The top two in each Central division are divided by just a game with 2 to play (KC 1 GB DET, PIT 1 GB STL). I hope at least one of them comes down to game 162…all right, I hope both come down to game 163.

As for the wild cards: KC clinched at least a wild card appearance yesterday and is a game ahead of Oakland…which might as well be 2 games, since KC holds the tiebreaker for who hosts the wild card game (so with the next KC win or Oakland loss, KC will grab home-field for the wild card, at least). Oakland is still not officially in as their magic # is 1 (with Seattle hoping everything breaks exactly right in the next two days–they would need to win both and for Oakland to lose both for them to tie). It will be Pittsburgh or St. Louis hosting the NL wild card game with San Francisco the visitors.

Games that still matter today:

PIT @ CIN (1:05 ET)
MIN @ DET (7:08)
KC @ CWS (7:10)
OAK @ TEX (8:05)
STL @ ARI (8:10)
LAA @ SEA (9:10)

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