There are two weeks remaining in the MLB widespread season, and the American and National League divisional and wild-card races are hotly contested battles that’s most likely not determined till Oct. 3.

Only three National League groups have clinched playoff spots. The Milwaukee Brewers have just about wrapped up the National League Central division, whereas the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have playoff spots however are nonetheless battling it out for the National League West crown.

Each division chief in the American League – Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros – have comfy leads, however solely the White Sox are forward by double digits. The Rays administration the American League East up 6.5 video video video games, whereas the Oakland Athletics are 6 video video video games behind the Astros.

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There are a handful of groups who’re competing for 5 playoff spots in each leagues.

Read beneath for a check out the groups who’re nonetheless in rivalry as of Monday.

American League

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a house run in the path of the New York Yankees all by the ninth inning of a baseball recreation Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. The Blue Jays gained 6-4. 
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Boston Red Sox (86-65): The Red Sox are sitting in second place in the AL East, 6.5 video video video games as soon as extra of the Rays. As of Monday, they’re one of the two groups in the wild card spot however are solely two video video video games forward of the Yankees in the loss column. Boston has a sequence with the Yankees beginning Sept. 24 which will resolve the future of each groups’ playoff hopes.

Chicago White Sox (85-64): The White Sox are on the cusp of clinching the AL Central. The staff has not gained a division title since 2008. The White Sox have a five-game sequence with the Indians later in the week however may clinch the division with a sequence victory over the Tigers, which begins Monday.

Houston Astros (88-61): The Astros are wanting to choose up their fourth division title in 5 years. The staff is 6 video video video games up on the Athletics, and barring a disaster, the staff may clinch the AL West in the subsequent few days. Houston has two massive divisional sequence in the path of the Angels and the A’s this week adopted by a doable playoff preview in the path of the Rays. Houston performs Oakland in the final sequence of the season.

New York Yankees (83-67): The Yankees have slipped in the path of the finish of the season and their play isn’t conducive to what a playoff staff ought to be. The Yankees begin Monday 1.5 video video video games behind the Blue Jays for the final playoff spot. The staff wants a convincing sequence in the path of the Rangers after which someway wants to get victories on the avenue in the path of Boston and Toronto. The staff wraps up 2021 in the path of the Rays.

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole kneels before the start of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole kneels before the begin of the recreation in the path of the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium.
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Oakland Athletics (82-67): The A’s have been hanging sturdy all season extended. The staff is barely 2 video video video games behind the Blue Jays for the final wild card spot, and the finish of the season will present it the largest chance to get into the playoffs. Oakland performs Seattle to begin the week in a sequence which will hurt the playoff hopes of each groups. Oakland then hosts Houston with potential momentum from the Mariners sequence. Oakland finishes the season with avenue sequence in the path of each groups as quickly as further.

Seattle Mariners (80-69): Much like the A’s, the Mariners have been clinging to the wild card race all season, and two massive sequence would possibly very correctly be a boon for them. Seattle enters Monday solely 4 video video video games behind the Blue Jays for the final wild card spot. The Mariners haven’t been to the playoffs since 2001. Here’s how the final sequence play out: on the avenue vs. Oakland and Los Angeles after which net web internet hosting each groups to finish the season.

Tampa Bay Rays (92-58): The Rays have been electrical allseason extended. Tampa Bay enters Monday in first place in the AL East and nearing its second consecutive division title. To keep on to that, the Rays ought to protect sturdy in sequence in the path of the Jays, Miami Marlins, Houston and finally the Yankees.

Toronto Blue Jays (84-65): The Jays have two of the largest gamers in the AL in Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien however are at risk of lacking the playoffs. Toronto is holding onto a 1.5-game lead in the final AL wild card spot. Crucial play down the stretch goes to be essential. Toronto begins Monday on the avenue in the path of Tampa Bay after which in the path of the Minnesota Twins. The staff ends the season at dwelling with the Yankees on the metropolis and the Baltimore Orioles.

National League

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado reacts after hitting a two-run dwelling run all by the eighth inning of a baseball recreation in the path of the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in St. Louis. 
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Atlanta Braves (77-70): The Braves begin Monday in first place in the NL East division and are in no place to take their foot off the gasoline pedal. They solely have a 2-game lead over the Phillies and a 5.5-game lead over the Mets. Nothing is about in stone for Atlanta. The staff has a four-game set in the path of the Arizona Diamondbacks after which massive sequence in the path of the Padres and Phillies. To finish the season, Atlanta will host the Mets in a sequence which will resolve some playoff positioning.

Cincinnati Reds (77-73): The Reds have been the shock of the 2021 season and are combating onerous with the Cardinals to battle for the wild card spot. Cincinnati is 3 video video video games behind St. Louis for the final wild card spot. The staff ought to give you the chance to safe wins over the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals at dwelling this week and would possibly hit the avenue for a sequence in the path of the White Sox at the finish of the month. The Reds wrap up the season in the path of the Pirates.

Colorado Rockies (70-79): The Rockies are underneath .500 however typically are normally not precisely lifeless in the water merely nevertheless. Colorado is 9.5 video video video games behind the Cardinals and nonetheless has a really exterior chance of inserting collectively a worthwhile streak to get into rivalry. The Rockies can have a nine-game dwelling stretch beginning Tuesday, starting with a sequence in the path of the Dodgers, and finish the season on the avenue in the path of the Diamondbacks.

New York Mets (73-77): Like the Rockies, the Mets aren’t lifeless in the water every. New York is barely 5.5 video video video games behind Atlanta for the NL East crown and seven.5 in as soon as extra of the Cardinals for the final wild card spot. The Mets have a troublesome schedule, with a two-game sequence beginning Tuesday in the path of the Red Sox on the avenue, they typically keep it up the avenue in the path of the Brewers at the finish of the week. The Mets end September at dwelling in the path of the Marlins after which a pivotal sequence in the path of the Braves.

Philadelphia Phillies (76-73): Don’t look now, however the Phillies are furthermore in hanging distance of a division title. The staff is barely 2 video video video games in as soon as extra of the Braves in the division title race and three.5 video video video games behind St. Louis for the wild card. With Bryce Harper competing for an NL MVP, Philly should purchase some floor with upcoming sequence in the path of the Orioles and Pirates. It will lead into an vital sequence on the avenue in the path of Atlanta and finish with the final sequence in the path of the Marlins.

San Diego Padres (76-73): The Padres have had a dramatic fall from grace however aren’t out of rivalry merely nevertheless. San Diego is behind the Phillies in the wild card standings and would possibly want to have big wins in the path of the Giants, Braves and Dodgers to even sniff an opportunity at the playoffs. San Diego’s potentialities may almost definitely come down to a avenue sequence in the path of the Giants in October.

Manny Machado (13) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) of the San Diego Padres exchange words in the dugout during the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021 in St Louis, Mo.

Manny Machado (13) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) of the San Diego Padres alternate phrases in the dugout all by the fifth inning in the path of the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021 in St Louis, Mo.
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St. Louis Cardinals (79-69): The stress is on the Cardinals. They protect the key to the final wild card spot and may see their 3.5-game lead slip away if factors don’t go right. St. Louis has gained 10 of its final 11 video video video games and begins an infinite sequence in the path of the Brewers Monday. St. Louis performs Milwaukee twice in the subsequent few days together with the Cubs. There will probably be nothing extra the Cubs would really like to do than smash their rival’s potentialities of making the playoffs. The rivalry sequence will finish the 2021 season.