By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director
There are still some spots that need to be determined to complete the playoff matchups.
In the American League Central Division, the Detroit Tigers have a two-game lead on the Minnesota Twins. With three games remaining for each team, the Tigers either need to win one or the Twins to lose one. For the Twins, they need to win out and the Tigers to drop three. If the Twins win two and the Tigers win one, the two teams would meet in a one-game, winner-take all showdown.
In the National League West Division, the Los Angeles Dodgers maintain a two-game edge over the Colorado Rockies. Both teams have clinched a playoff spot and will play the final three games of the year against each other. The Rockies need to sweep the Dodgers to take the division. The Dodgers only need to win one game, because they win the tiebreaker with a better head-to-head record versus the Rockies.
What we know:
Boston vs. LA Angels – Angels with home-field advantage
Detroit/Minnesota vs. NY Yankees – Yankees with home-field advantage
LA Dodgers/Colorado vs. Philadelphia
LA Dodgers/Colorado vs. St. Louis
*Home-field advantage to be determined in both series
WSOE Sports Director