Updated MLB magic numbers, scores, division and wild-card standings


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Let's get you up to speed on the playoff races with four days remaining in the regular season.

All six division races have been decided, so the focus is on the wild-card scrums in each league. In both the NL and the AL, it's a tight three-team race for two spots.

Here are Wednesday's final scores from games with postseason implications:

Now here is an updated look at the standings and current magic numbers for the leader of each race. By way of reminder, a team's magic number is the sum of its wins and losses by the second-place teams needed for the team in question to clinch the division or wild card.

We will be updating this throughout Thursday as more games go final.

American League Division Leaders

Team Games Ahead
Magic Number

Clinched
Clinched

Clinched Clinched

Clinched Clinched

American League Wild Card

Team Games Behind
Magic Number

-
3

-
3

1.5
-

2
-

National League Division Leaders

Team Games Ahead
Magic Number

Clinched
Clinched

Clinched Clinched

Clinched
Clinched

National League Wild Card

Team Games Behind
Magic Number

+1 2

- 3

1
-
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