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MLB Playoff Image 2023: Full AL, NL Standings, Bracket and Wild-Card Race

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVMichael Owens/MLB Photos via Getty ImagesThe Major League Baseball playoff picture becomes a bit clearer with every passing day now that the calendar has turned to September.Sunday was another full slate of games with a number of contenders taking the field with positioning hanging in the balance. Here is a look

MLB Playoff Image 2023: Full AL, NL Standings, Bracket and Wild-Card Race

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IV

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Ronald Acuña Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves bats during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 3, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Michael Owens/MLB Images through Getty Pictures

The Main League Baseball playoff image turns into a bit clearer with each passing day now that the calendar has turned to September.

Sunday was one other full slate of video games with plenty of contenders taking the sector with positioning hanging within the stability. Here’s a take a look at the newest standings, in addition to what the playoff bracket would appear like if the season ended at this level:

American League East

  1. Baltimore Orioles, 85-51
  2. Tampa Bay Rays, 83-54
  3. Toronto Blue Jays, 75-62
  4. Boston Pink Sox, 71-66
  5. New York Yankees, 68-69

American League Central

  1. Minnesota Twins, 71-66
  2. Cleveland Guardians, 66-71
  3. Detroit Tigers, 63-74
  4. Chicago White Sox, 53-84
  5. Kansas Metropolis Royals, 42-96

American League West

  1. Seattle Mariners, 77-59
  2. Texas Rangers, 76-60
  3. Houston Astros, 77-61
  4. Los Angeles Angels, 64-73
  5. Oakland Athletics, 42-95

Nationwide League East

  1. Atlanta Braves, 90-46
  2. Philadelphia Phillies, 75-61
  3. Miami Marlins, 70-67
  4. New York Mets, 63-74
  5. Washington Nationals, 62-76

Nationwide League Central

  1. Milwaukee Brewers, 76-60
  2. Chicago Cubs, 73-64
  3. Cincinnati Reds, 71-68
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates, 63-74
  5. St. Louis Cardinals, 59-78

Nationwide League West

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers, 84-52
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks, 70-67
  3. San Francisco Giants, 70-67
  4. San Diego Padres, 65-73
  5. Colorado Rockies, 50-86

American League Wild Card

  1. Tampa Bay Rays 
  2. Texas Rangers 
  3. Houston Astros
  4. Toronto Blue Jays (1.5 video games again)
  5. Boston Pink Sox (5.5 video games again)

Nationwide League Wild Card

  1. Philadelphia Phillies
  2. Chicago Cubs

T3. Arizona Diamondbacks

T3. San Francisco Giants

T3. Miami Marlins

T3. Cincinnati Reds

Present Nationwide League Playoff Bracket Matchups

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  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants
  • Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs

Present American League Playoff Bracket Matchups

  • Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros
  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

Whereas there have been plenty of vital video games, there was no greater sequence than the one between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves.

In any case, it was a possible Nationwide League Championship Sequence preview between two groups which are in cruise management of their respective division races. And the Braves made fairly the assertion.

The four-game set was in Los Angeles, however the Braves managed to win three of 4. It wasn’t till Sunday that the Dodgers had been in a position to defend home-field benefit with a 3-1 victory. Matt Olson’s solo dwelling run was the one run for the Braves, as Bobby Miller struck out 5 and allowed simply three hits in seven innings in a superb exhibiting.

Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

Miggy and Mookie for 2!

Elsewhere, the Nationwide League wild-card race acquired even tighter.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds are all tied for the ultimate spot. The Chicago Cubs aren’t precisely far forward both with a three-game lead for the second spot behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

San Francisco dropped three of 4 to the San Diego Padres, lacking an opportunity to maneuver up within the standings.

So did the Diamondbacks, as they misplaced two of three in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles after they had been swept by the Dodgers.

These losses opened the door for the Marlins, who took benefit of a lighter portion of their schedule by sweeping the Washington Nationals. It was a much-needed increase for Miami following a brutal 13-game stretch with a 3-10 file.

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Miami Marlins @Marlins

Lead us off, Luis. #MakeItMiami

Throw within the Reds and Cubs splitting a four-game set with Chicago blowing the save within the ninth inning in Cincinnati’s two victories, and the wild-card race is huge open.

It guarantees to be fairly a month forward of the playoffs.

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