1. Tampa Bay will be mathematically eliminated Friday if 

    • They lose to the White Sox at home

    OR

    • BOTH the Athletics (at home against Philadelphia) AND Kansas City (at home against Detroit) win.

    The Mets will be mathematically eliminated Friday if:

    • They lose at Atlanta 

    OR

    • Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee at home
  2. Playing out the string! 
The first game in major league baseball tonight between two teams that have been mathematically eliminated takes place in Denver. The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Colorado Rockies. 
Yohan Flande is the starting pitcher for Colorado. Vidal Nuno starts for Arizona. 
Watch it if you can. Or look at the cute picture of the kitten.

    Playing out the string!

    The first game in major league baseball tonight between two teams that have been mathematically eliminated takes place in Denver. The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Colorado Rockies. 

    Yohan Flande is the starting pitcher for Colorado. Vidal Nuno starts for Arizona. 

    Watch it if you can. Or look at the cute picture of the kitten.

  3. San Diego will be mathematically eliminated if one of two events occurs:

    1. They lose at home to Philadelphia

    2. Pittsburgh wins at home against Boston

    The Mets and Tampa Bay can be eliminated on Friday.

    Thursday’s game between Arizona and Colorado should be the first one of the season between two teams that have been mathematically eliminated barring a rainout. San Diego and Philadelphia will start about 30 minutes after the game in Denver, but the Padres may not be eliminated by the time its game starts.

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  5. Cincinnati will be mathematically eliminated on Wednesday by either;

    1. Losing at Chicago to the Cubs
    2. Pittsburgh beating Boston at home AND Milwaukee winning at St. Louis

    San Diego will be mathematically eliminated on Wednesday if:

    1. They lose to the Philadelphia at home
    2. BOTH Pittsburgh and Milwaukee win.
  6. Philadelphia will be mathematically eliminated if:

    1. They lose at San Diego
    2. Milwaukee wins at St. Louis
  7. The only team that could be eliminated on Monday is the White Sox.

    They will be eliminated either with a loss to the Royals or if BOTH Seattle (against the Angels) AND Toronto (against Baltimore) win.

  8. The Cubs will be mathematically eliminated Sunday if they lose to Pittsburgh or if Milwaukee beats Cincinnati or Atlanta beats Texas.

    The White Sox will be mathematically eliminated if they lose to Minnesota AND Kansas City beats Boston AND Oakland beats Seattle.

  9. Houston will be eliminated if:
    1. They lose to the Angels
    Or
    2. One of Kansas City, Cleveland, Toronto, or Seattle wins

    The White Sox will be eliminated:
    If they are swept in a doubleheader by the Twins and one of Kansas City, Cleveland, Toronto or Seattle wins

    The Cubs will be eliminated by a loss to Pittsburgh or a win by Milwaukee or Atlanta

  10. Houston will be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention on Friday with a loss at Anaheim AND  Oakland beats Seattle AND Detroit beats Cleveland AND Kansas City beats Boston

    OR

    Houston loses to the Angels AND Seattle beats Oakland AND Toronto beats Tampa Bay.

    Houston can only avoid elimination if they beat the Angels, Seattle beats Oakland, and Detroit, Kansas City, and Toronto all lose. The best Houston can do is force an 81-81 tie with Oakland for the second wild card.

    The Cubs will be mathematically eliminated Friday if they lose to the Pirates AND Atlanta beats Texas AND Milwaukee beats Cincinnati

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