What's left to clinch in season's final day?

What's left to clinch in season's final day?

With the regular season coming to a close today, we've put together a bird's-eye view of each contender's final game, what they're chasing and what's needed to clinch postseason berths and home-field advantages, and determine matchups. Every game with playoff implications will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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(Note: American League champion owns home-field advantage in World Series by virtue of AL's 6-3 victory over National League in All-Star Game.)

Explaining possible tiebreakers for postseason

::AMERICAN LEAGUE::

Sudden impact:So much at stake on final day

BLUE JAYS
What's at stake:
Clinched AL East. One game behind Royals for home-field advantage in the AL Championship Series, but Toronto owns tiebreaker.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: TOR@TB

YANKEES
What's at stake:
Clinched AL Wild Card berth. One game ahead of Astros for home-field advantage in Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. Though they lost both ends of Saturday's doubleheader with the Orioles, the Yankees can clinch home-field in the Wild Card Game with a win today or an Astros loss to the D-backs.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: NYY@BAL

ROYALS
What's at stake:
Clinched AL Central title. One game ahead of Blue Jays for home-field advantage in ALCS, but Toronto owns tiebreaker.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: KC@MIN

RANGERS
What's at stake:
Clinched postseason berth. One game ahead of Astros for AL West title. Rangers can clinch AL West with a win today over Angels or a loss by the Astros to the D-backs.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: LAA@TEX

ASTROS
What's at stake:
Clinched at least a tie for the second AL Wild Card spot on Saturday night with a win over the D-backs. One game behind Rangers for AL West title. One game game ahead of Angels for second AL Wild Card spot. One game behind Yankees for home-field advantage in the AL Wild Card.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: HOU@ARI

ANGELS
What's at stake:
One game behind Astros for second AL Wild Card spot. 
Remaining schedule:
10/4: LAA@TEX

::NATIONAL LEAGUE::

METS
What's at stake:
Clinched NL East. Will be road team against Dodgers in National League Division Series.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: WSH@NYM

CARDINALS
What's at stake:
Clinched NL Central and home-field advantage in NLDS and NL Championship Series.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: STL@ATL

PIRATES
What's at stake:
One game ahead of Cubs for home-field advantage in Wednesay night's NL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. Cubs own tiebreaker due to Chicago's 11-8 record vs. Bucs in head-to-head meetings this season. The Pirates can clinch home-field in NL Wild Card Game with a win over the Reds or a Cubs loss to the Brewers.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: CIN@PIT

CUBS
What's at stake:
One game behind Pirates for home-field advantage in NL Wild Card. Cubs own tiebreaker due to 11-8 record vs. Bucs in head-to-head meetings this season.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: CHC@MIL

DODGERS
What's at stake:
Clinched NL West and home-field advantage in NLDS against Mets.
Remaining schedule:
10/4: SD@LAD

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