Normally in September baseball fans are looking forward to exciting finishes and excellent pennant races but this year, that is not the case as it looks like the playoff picture is just about in shape.
In the National League, Philadelphia owns baseball’s best record despite losing 5-4 to Florida. The Phils own a seven and a half game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after the Braves beat Los Angeles 4-3. Atlanta owns a big wild card lead as well.
Milwaukee beat Houston 4-0 while St. Louis lost 3-2 to Cincinnati as the Brewers are eight and a half games up on the Cardinals in the NL Central. Arizona leads San Francisco by seven games in the NL West after Arizona beat the Giants 4-1 Sunday.
In the American League, New York leads Boston by a game and a half in the AL East after New York beat Toronto 9-3 as C.C. Sabathia wins his 19th game. Boston was beaten 11-4 by Texas but whichever team does not win the division will more than likely win the wild card.
Detroit leads Cleveland by six and a half games in the AL Central after dismantling Chicago 18-2; Cleveland keeps pace with a 9-6 win over Kansas City. Texas owns a three and a half game lead over Los Angeles in the AL West after LA beats Minnesota 4-1.