MLB: Close Battle! The unstable Wildcard of both leagues is red hot

On the roller coaster that is the wild card race in MLB, every day has its winners, the big winners on Tuesday were the Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds.

The Blue Jays not only beat Gerrit Cole and the Yankees, but every other team in the American League career lost: the Red Sox, Mariners and Athletics. Toronto is now just two games behind Boston for second place as an American League wild card, and one game from Seattle:

It was a similar story for the Reds on the NL side. Cincinnati took over the business by beating the Cubs and got a lot of help too, with the Padres, Phillies and Cardinals losing.

That led the Reds to a virtual tie with the Padres for second in the NL Wild Card, although San Diego remains a game up in the loss column.

While a lot can happen in qualifying between now and when the postseason begins on October 5, this is what the picture of the playoffs looks like heading into Wednesday.

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Reminder: While Major League Baseball expanded the postseason field to 16 teams for the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, there will once again only be 10 playoff teams in 2021.

Both the American League and the National League will have three division winners and two wild card teams, who will face off in a wild card game in which it is either win or go home for the right to advance to the Division Series.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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