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Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 9 games to go

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Brewers take sole possession of the second Wild Card spot

San Diego Padres v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers have taken lone possession fo the second NL Wild Card! The team remains three games back of St. Louis for the NL Central, but, for now, have a playoff spot to themselves. Here’s how everyone did last night:

Milwaukee Brewers 5 vs. San Diego Padres 1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Chicago Cubs 4 — f/10 innings
Atlanta Braves 5 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 4

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 3-6
The Chicago Cubs go 6-3
The Milwaukee Brewers go 7-2

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 5-6
The Chicago Cubs go 6-3
The Milwaukee Brewers go 6-3

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 6-5
or
The Chicago Cubs go 6-3
and
The Milwaukee Brewers go 6-3

Today’s Games:

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m.
Chase Anderson (6-4, 4.50 ERA) vs. Steven Brault (4-5, 4.98 ERA)

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.
Alec Mills (1-0, 3.42 ERA) vs. Michael Wacha (6-7, 4.76 ERA)

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 6:10 p.m.
Robert Dugger (0-2, 3.95 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (9-8, 3.86 ERA)

Cleveland Indians vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:10 p.m.
Shane Bieber, (14-7, 3.26 ERA) vs. Drew Smyly (4-6, 6.22 ERA)

Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets, 6:10 p.m.
Luis Castillo (15-6, 3.22 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (9-8, 2.61 ERA)