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IF THE POSTSEASON STARTED TODAY ...
Wild Card: Tigers at A's
Division Series: Wild Card at Angels | Royals at Orioles

National League
Wild Card: Brewers at Giants
Division Series: Wild Card at Nationals | Cardinals at Dodgers

TODAY'S KEY GAMES TO WATCH (all times ET)
Royals (Shields, 10-9) at Indians (Kazmir, 8-7), 12:05 p.m. Preview >
Kazmir is a leading Comeback Player of the Year contender, and he has the home crowd on his side against the always-tough, always-clutch Shields.

Cubs (Samardzija, 8-11) at Reds (Leake, 12-6), 12:35 p.m. Preview >
The Reds need to get out of this week's funk. Leake has been solid for them all year.
Watch the races on MLB.TV »

MAGIC NUMBERS
To calculate a team's magic number, take the number of games it has remaining and add one. Then subtract the difference in the number of losses between that team and its closest pursuer.

AL East: Orioles 19 over Yankees. Earliest clinch date: Friday, Sept. 12
AL Central: Royals 26 over Tigers. Earliest clinch date: Monday, Sept. 15
AL West: Angels 22 over A's. Earliest clinch date: Saturday, Sept. 13
AL Wild Card 1: A's 22 over Tigers. Earliest clinch date Saturday, Sept. 13
AL Wild Card 2: Tigers 25 over Mariners. Earliest clinch date: Monday, Sept. 15
NL East: Nationals 19 over Braves. Earliest clinch date: Friday, Sept. 12
NL Central: Cardinals 25 over Brewers. Earliest clinch date: Sunday, Sept. 14
NL West: Dodgers 23 over Giants. Earliest clinch date: Monday, Sept. 15
NL Wild Card 1: Giants 24 over Brewers. Earliest clinch date: Sunday, Sept. 14
NL Wild Card 2: Brewers 24 over Braves. Earliest clinch date: Sunday, Sept. 14
Standings »

TIEBREAKER SCENARIOS
A tiebreaker game will be played to determine a division winner, even if the tied clubs are assured of participating in the postseason. If a division championship tiebreaker is necessary, the head-to-head record between the clubs will determine home-field advantage. If the head-to-head record is tied, then division record will be the next tiebreaker.

If two clubs are tied for the two Wild Card berths, home-field advantage will be determined by the head-to-head record between the clubs. If the head-to-head record is tied, then division record will be the next tiebreaker.
Tiebreaker rules »

POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
NL Wild Card Game: Oct. X
AL Wild Card Game: Oct. X
NL Division Series begin: Oct. X
AL Division Series begin: Oct. x
NL Championship Series begins: Oct. X
AL Championship Series begins: Oct. X
World Series begins: Oct. X