2016 Postseason Picture
MLB's 10-team postseason field includes two Wild Card clubs meeting in a one-game playoff in each league (Oct. 4 and 5) for the right to compete in the best-of-five Division Series (2-2-1 format). The League Championship Series and World Series are best-of-seven series (2-3-2 format).
Cubs have clinched NL home field.
Nationals have clinched NL East.
Rangers have clinched AL West.
Red Sox have clinched a playoff berth.
Giants and Cardinals are tied for the second NL Wild Card.
The bracket below shows what the MLB postseason bracket would be if the regular season ended as of
Clubs that have officially clinched a postseason berth: BOS, TEX< WAS, CHC.