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Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 8 games to go

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Brewers move up another game in the Wild Card

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers are up two games in the NL Wild Card. They’re now hoping to surpass the Washington Nationals for the top Wild Card spot. Here’s how everyone did last night:

Milwaukee Brewers 10 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 1
St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Chicago Cubs 1
Washington Nationals 6 at Miami Marlins 4
New York Mets 8 at Cincinnati Reds 1
Cleveland Indians 5 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 2

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 3-5
The Chicago Cubs go 6-2
The Milwaukee Brewers go 7-1

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 4-6
The Chicago Cubs go 6-2
The Milwaukee Brewers go 6-2

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 5-5
or
The Chicago Cubs go 6-2
and
The Milwaukee Brewers go 6-2

Today’s Games:

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:10 p.m.
Zach Davies (10-7, 3.70 ERA) vs. James Marvel (0-2, 9.00 ERA)

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.
Jose Quintana (13-8, 4.37 ERA) vs. Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35 ERA)

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 5:10 p.m.
Jordan Yamamoto (4-5, 4.87 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (17-6, 3.49 ERA)

Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets, 3:10 p.m.
Anthony DeSclafani (9-9, 3.93 ERA) vs. Zack Wheeler (11-7, 4.09 ERA)

Cleveland Indians vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:10 p.m.
Zach Plesac (8-6, 3.64 ERA) vs. Jason Vargas (6-8, 4.48 ERA)