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MLB tiebreaker scenarios

10/3/2010

For more information, see the Hunt for October page or the MLB standings page.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres, 3-0 on Sunday, to win the NL West crown and keep the Padres from the playoffs. The Atlanta Braves earned the NL wild-card berth.

Here are the first-round matchups: Cincinnati at Philadelphia; Atlanta at San Francisco

NL WEST

* -- clinched NL West title

NL WILD CARD

* -- clinched NL wild card

AMERICAN LEAGUE

With the New York Yankees' loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays won the AL East crown and home-field advantage for the AL playoffs. The Yankees earned the AL wild-card berth.

Here are the first-round matchups: Texas at Tampa Bay; NY Yankees at Minnesota

AL

* -- clinched AL East and home-field advantage