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Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 6 games to go

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Brewers closing in on clinching a Wild Card spot

Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Brewers swept the Pirates, the Cubs were swept by the Cardinals, AND the Nationals lost. Here’s how everyone performed:

Milwaukee Brewers 4 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 3
St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Chicago Cubs 2
Miami Marlins 5 vs. Washington Nationals 3
New York Mets 6 at Cincinnati Reds 3
Cleveland Indians 10 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 1

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 1-5
The Milwaukee Brewers go 5-1

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 4-4
The Chicago Cubs go 6-0
The Milwaukee Brewers go 4-2

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The New York Mets go 7-0
or
The Chicago Cubs go 6-0
and
The Milwaukee Brewers go 4-2

Today’s Games:

Milwaukee Brewers — No Game

St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamond Backs, 8:40 p.m.
Alex Young (7-4, 3.27 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright (13-9, 3.83 ERA)

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:05 p.m.
Patrick Corbin (13-7, 3.10 ERA) vs. Zach Elfin (9-12, 4.00 ERA)

New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins, 6:10 p.m.
Steven Matz (10-9, 4.16 ERA) vs. Caleb Smith (9-10, 4.24 ERA)

Chicago Cubs — No Game