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Brewers move up another game in the Wild Card, now ahead three games

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers increased their lead for the second Wild Card again, now moving three games ahead of the Chicago Cubs. Here’s how everyone did last night:

Milwaukee Brewers 10 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 at Chicago Cubs 8
Washington Nationals 10 at Miami Marlins 4 — f/10 innings
Cincinnati Reds 3 vs. New York Mets 2
Philadelphia Phillies 9 at Cleveland Indians 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 2-5
The Chicago Cubs go 6-1
The Milwaukee Brewers go 6-1

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 4-5
The Chicago Cubs go 6-1
The Milwaukee Brewers go 5-2

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 4-5
or
The Chicago Cubs go 6-1
and
The Milwaukee Brewers go 5-2

Today’s Games:

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:10 p.m.
Brandon Woodruff (11-3, 3.69 ERA) vs. Trevor Williams (7-7, 5.59 ERA)

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.
Yu Darvish (6-7, 4.02 ERA) vs. Miles Mikolas (9-14, 4.29 ERA)

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 12:10 p.m.
Pablo Lopez (5-8, 4.94 ERA) vs. Austin Voth (1-1, 3.58 ERA)

Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets, 12:10 p.m.
Trevor Bauer (11-12, 4.41 ERA) vs. Marcus Stroman (9-13, 3.21 ERA)

Cleveland Indians vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 5:37 p.m.
Adam Plutko (7-4, 4.34 ERA) vs. Vince Velasquez (7-7, 4.89 ERA)