MLB playoff glance: Magic numbers, standings, schedule and scores

The Pirates are closing in on their third consecutive postseason berth.

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How soon can you celebrate a division title and/or a wild-card berth for your favorite team? 

Here is each playoff leader’s clinching scenario, heading into Tuesday’s action:

AL MAGIC NUMBERS

SCENARIO MAGIC NUMBER
Blue Jays to clinch AL East 10
Blue Jays to clinch at least wild-card berth 4
Royals to clinch AL Central 3
Royals to clinch at least wild-card berth 3
Rangers to clinch AL West 12
Rangers to clinch at least wild-card berth 10
Yankees to clinch wild-card berth 8
Astros to clinch wild-card berth 10

Full standings | Wild-card standings | Today’s schedule | Today’s scoreboard

NL MAGIC NUMBERS

SCENARIO MAGIC NUMBER
Mets to clinch NL East 7
Mets to clinch at least wild-card berth 7
Cardinals to clinch NL Central 9
Cardinals to clinch at least wild-card berth *
Dodgers to clinch NL West 7
Dodgers to clinch at least wild-card berth 7
Pirates to clinch wild-card berth 2
Cubs to clinch wild-card berth 4
* Have clinched at least wild-card berth  

Full standings | Wild-card standings | Today’s schedule | Today’s scoreboard