The Dodgers clinched the NL West behind a typically-excellent Kershaw yesterday. That leaves the two Central races, which are relatively close with four games to play. KC is 2 back of Detroit and has a tragic number of 3 for the division, while Pittsburgh is 1.5 back of St. Louis and also has a divisonal tragic number of 3. Both those teams have little or nothing to fear in their wild card spot security as Seattle and Cleveland have tragic numbers of 2 and 1, respectively, in the AL WC race (Oakland is currently tied with KC, and those two teams hold the spots as of today and for at least the next couple of days). In the NL race, the Pirates have guaranteed themselves a WC game, and San Francisco has the other position on lock as soon as they win another game or Milwaukee loses one.
The 1-seed race in the AL is likely over, as the Angels (who need to win this weekend’s series in Seattle to win 100 games) have a magic number of 2 over Baltimore, and the NL 1-seed looks non-competitive as well, with the Nats a combination of 3 Nats wins or LAD losses from clinching home field through the NLCS.