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Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 12 games to go

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Tracking the Brewers’ quest to return to the playoffs

MLB: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

With less than two weeks to go before the end of the regular season, we’re tracking the Milwaukee Brewers’ quest to get back into the playoffs. Last night, here’s how the teams to watch performed:

Milwaukee Brewers 5 vs. San Diego Padres 1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 vs. Washington Nationals 2
Chicago Cubs 8 vs. Cincinnati Reds 2
Colorado Rockies 9 vs. New York Mets 4
Philadelphia Phillies — No Game

Here are the current standings:

NL Central Standings

Team W-L Games Back Last 10 Elimination #
Team W-L Games Back Last 10 Elimination #
St. Louis Cardinals 90-71 - 6-4 -
Milwaukee Brewers 89-72 1 9-1 1

Wild Card Standings

Teams W-L Games Back
Teams W-L Games Back
Washington Nationals 92-69 -
Milwaukee Brewers 89-72 3

The Brewers can win the NL Central if:

The St. Louis Cardinals go 4-8
The Chicago Cubs go 6-6
The Milwaukee Brewers go 8-4

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 5-8
The Chicago Cubs go 5-7
The Milwaukee Brewers go 7-5

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 5-8
or
The Chicago Cubs go 5-7
and
The Milwaukee Brewers go 7-5