On Monday night, both St. Louis and Los Angeles won, reducing the Cardinals’ magic number for clinching the wild card to one.
The Dodgers’ hopes are hanging by the narrowest of threads. They can no longer win the spot outright. Further, they would need to win and the Cardinals to lose on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights to force the Thursday night tie-breaker.
Washington finally clinched the NL East title on Monday night, which locks down Atlanta as the site of Friday night’s wild card game.
|Final 2 games||Record||Record||Outcome|
|Cardinals||2-0 or 1-1||Dodgers||any||Cards take wild card|
|Cardinals||0-2||Dodgers||2-0||Wild card tie|
|Dodgers||1-1 or 0-2||Cards take wild card|