Two more games have been added to the books. The Brewers won and lost against the Cubs in Chicago, while the Cardinals won both of their games against the New York Mets. As a result, Milwaukee loses another game in their lead over the NL Central. With six games left in the regular season, their magic number to win the division remains at 3.
Here's where things stand after Wednesday's games:National League Central Division:Team Name ............... W - L ..... GB
Milwaukee Brewers .... 91 - 65 .... --- .... (6 games left)
St. Louis Cardinals ..... 86 - 69 ... 4.5 ... (7 games left)
The Brewers "Magic Number": -- 3The magic number represents the combination of wins by the leading team and losses by the second-place team that would clinch the division title.
Today's game: The Brewers have the day off; Cardinals play the Mets.
If the Cardinals lose today, the Brewers' magic number drops to "2". If the Brewers win their Friday game against the Florida Marlins, and the Cardinals lose against the Cubs, Milwaukee will win the division and move on to the Playoffs. A day off, and then the final stretch. Here's hoping!
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