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Clinch Club: Braves & Astros Win Divisions

October 1, 2021 Clinch Club: Braves & Astros Win Divisions

By: Carlos Alvarez

Braves Sweep Phillies to Nab NL East Crown; Astros Claim AL West Again

As the MLB season winds down, two more teams have clinched their respective divisions. The Braves completed the sweep of the Phillies (5-3) to secure their fourth straight NL East title. Out west, the Astros topped the Rays on Thursday (2-1) to win their fourth AL West title in the last five seasons.

 

Braves Clinch (Read) | Astros Clinch (Read)

 

What It Means: The Braves’ win means the NL playoff picture is complete (see below). The Astros’ win means they’ll play the White Sox in the NLDS.

 

MLB Playoff Picture

 

National League (Playoff Picture Set)

NL East: Braves (86-72)

NL Central: Brewers (95-64)

NL West: Giants (104-54)

Wild Card: Dodgers (103-56)

Wild Card: Cardinals (89-70)

 

American League (Wild Card TBD)

AL East: Rays (98-61)

AL Central: White Sox (91-68)

AL West: Astros (93-66)

Wild Card Race: Yankees (91-68), Red Sox (89-70), Mariners (89-70), Blue Jays (88-71)

 

AL Wild Card Series to Watch This Weekend

Rays—Yankees Series

Orioles—Blue Jays Series

Red Sox—Nationals Series

Angels—Mariners Series

Full MLB Schedule

 

Additional Storylines

MLB: Yankees On Postseason Doorstep After 5-1 Road Trip

ESPN: Playoff Tracker: AL Wild Card Scenarios, Key Games & Who Has Clinched a Postseason Spot

 

Photo: Adam Hagy / Getty Images