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SportMLB Postseason Picture: Now that the Dodgers have clinched, who's next?

20:10  11 september  2019
20:10  11 september  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

MLB Postseason Picture: Dodgers on the brink of NL West title while Astros keep bashing

MLB Postseason Picture: Dodgers on the brink of NL West title while Astros keep bashing MLB Postseason Picture: Dodgers on the brink of NL West title while Astros keep bashing

For now , assume the Dodgers play Washington or Chicago. What do the Dodgers have to play for this month? Based on the constant tinkering and experimentation since their lead swelled, Dodgers management is more concerned with setting up the best postseason roster than owning home-field

Dodgers clinch playoff spot, force NL West tie. SAN FRANCISCO -- It has been a grind, to use a favorite Dodgers word, but they finally secured a postseason spot on Saturday with a 10-6 win over the Giants at AT&T Park that clinched no worse than a Wild Card berth with a sixth consecutive

It’s September, so the baseball games matter a little more. That’s why every day between now and the start of the postseason we’ll keep you updated on baseball’s postseason picture.

MLB Postseason Picture: Now that the Dodgers have clinched, who's next?© Provided by Oath Inc. The Yankees lost Tuesday, but are still closing in on the AL East title. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Dodgers are in, and the next batch of playoff teams are working to whittle down those magic numbers. The Astros, Yankees or Braves figure to be the next teams poppin’ champagne. Those appear to be sure things, while the wild-card spots right now are anything but sure things.

Here’s where all the contenders sit entering play Wednesday, which team was officially eliminated Tuesday night and which games you should be watching.

MLB Postseason Picture: Cubs get back on track in return to Wrigley Field

MLB Postseason Picture: Cubs get back on track in return to Wrigley Field MLB Postseason Picture: Cubs get back on track in return to Wrigley Field

Chicago' s next step is to repeat as National League Central champions, although it will need to straighten out the bullpen first. Manager Joe Maddon wasn't even aware the team had clinched a berth until a team official congratulated him. He does know the Brewers want to win the NL Central, too.

The Dodgers ' top prospect lined the first MLB pitch he saw. The first assumption is the easy part, that the Dodgers will make the postseason . Throughout baseball history, there have been key players who became September heroes for their clubs by helping lift them into the postseason .

Magic Number Countdown

DODGERS: They clinched the NL West by beating the Orioles. One division down, five to go.

ASTROS: The Astros were on the opposite side of a thumping Tuesday night, losing 21-7 to the A’s. Again with the football scores! They’d won their previous two games 21-1 and 15-0. For these matters, Houston’s magic number stayed at eight.

YANKEES: The Yankees lost a wild one to the Tigers of all teams, so their magic number stayed at nine.

BRAVES: Bad news: The Braves lost. Good news: So did the Nationals, so Atlanta’s magic number is reduced to nine.

THE REST: The Minnesota Twins’ magic number to clinch the AL Central is down to 13. The St. Louis Cardinals, who lost Tuesday night, are at 15.

Key Races

AL CENTRAL: Minnesota and Cleveland both won, keeping the Twins’ lead in the division at five games. Interestingly, it was the Indians’ third straight win. They have a weekend series against the Twins that will decide the division and for which it would behoove them to be hot.

MLB Postseason Picture: Brewers catch up to Cubs in NL wild card race

MLB Postseason Picture: Brewers catch up to Cubs in NL wild card race Just when it looked like injuries would be the Milwaukee Brewers downfall, they’ve managed to rally together and climb back into the postseason hunt. Wednesday’s 7-5 triumph over the Miami Marlins extended the Brewers NL-best winning streak to six games. More importantly, it pulled them into a straight up tie with the Chicago Cubs for the NL’s second wild card spot with 17 games left to play. The victory came 24 hours after Milwaukee lost its MVP, Christian Yelich, to a fractured knee cap.

It is officially clinching season across MLB as baseball ' s best teams vie to lock up division titles and wild-card hopefuls look to earn a The Dodgers ' magic number is down to one, meaning they would clinch the season ' s first postseason spot with either a win against the Orioles on Tuesday night in

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NL CENTRAL: The Cubs and Cardinals both took Ls, so nothing has changed. St. Louis owns a four-game lead.

NL WILD CARD: The biggest thing that happened to the wild-card race was Christian Yelich getting hurt for the Brewers. He’ll miss the rest of the season, which hinders Milwaukee’s chances. Nonetheless, the Brewers gained some ground Tuesday as they beat the Marlins and the Cubs lost to the Padres. They’re now just one game behind Chicago. The Phillies are next at two games back and the D-backs, having lost two in a row to the Mets, are now 2.5 back.

AL WILD CARD: The A’s, Rays and Indians all won, so no change in the wild-card race here. The Indians remain half a game behind the A’s for the second spot. The Rays hold the first spot.

Games to Watch

• Oakland A’s at Houston Astros (8:10 p.m. ET) — While there are playoff implications here, the larger reason to see watch the A’s and Astros is just to see what’s next following two nights where the scores were 15-0 and 21-7.

MLB Postseason Picture: Braves are running away with the NL East

MLB Postseason Picture: Braves are running away with the NL East Is there a more overlooked contender than the Atlanta Braves.

MLB postseason picture : Rockies gain on Dodgers as NL races intensify. The final week of the MLB season is upon us and there are still a few things up in the air for the postseason . Every night between now and the end of the season on Sunday, we’ll bring you an updated look at the MLB

The Dodgers took three-straight games from St. Louis, and had opened up a one-game lead over the Cardinals for that wild-card spot. Home-field advantage in the playoffs is next . The Dodgers have played one more game than the Rockies, which is why there’ s a half-game difference between both

• New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (6:40 p.m. ET) — The main thing to watch here is CC Sabathia’s return from the injured list and how much he might be able to help the Yankees moving forward.

Elimination Watch

• Farewell to the Los Angeles Angels, who were officially eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday night. Say it ain’t so, Mike Trout! Next up, the Colorado Rockies have an elimination number of two. The Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates, both at four, are next on the list.

• Teams whose postseason dreams are already over: Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins and Chicago White Sox.

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Mike Oz is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter! Follow @mikeoz

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