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Milwaukee Brewers pennant race tracker: 5 games to go

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The magic number is down to 1!

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With a win and a Chicago Cubs loss, the Milwaukee Brewers’ magic number is down to one. Here’s how everyone performed:

Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Cincinnati Reds 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 3 vs. St. Louis Cardinals 2 — f/19 innings
Washington Nationals 4 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 1 — Game One
Washington Nationals 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5 — Game Two
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 vs. Chicago Cubs 2
New York Mets 5 vs. Miami Marlins 4 — f/11 innings

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 0-4
The Milwaukee Brewers go 4-1

The Brewers can win the first Wild Card spot if:

The Washington Nationals go 2-3
The Milwaukee Brewers go 3-2

The Brewers can win the second Wild Card spot if:

The Brewers win one game
or
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs lose one game each

Today’s Games:

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 5:40 p.m.
Tyler Mahle (2-11, 4.93 ERA) vs. Jordan Lyles (11-8, 4.17 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamond Backs, 2:40 p.m.
Merrill Kelly (12-14, 4.31 ERA) vs. Michael Wacha (6-7, 4.68 ERA)

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:05 p.m.
Anibal Sanchez (10-8, 3.91 ERA) vs. Drew Smyly (4-7, 6.44 ERA)

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:05 p.m.
Jon Lester (13-10, 4.51 ERA) at Dario Agrazel (4-5, 5.08 ERA)

New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins, 6:10 p.m.
Jacob deGrom (1-08, 2.51 ERA) vs. Robert Dugger (0-3, 4.45 ERA)