We're coming down to the wire, with some spots still up for grabs. Here are the best races -
1. AL Wildcard #2 / Montreal vs. Boston
Two heavyweights are battling for the last spot in the AL Playoffs. Here is what you need to know:
Records - Boston leads by 1 game with a record of 86-66. Montreal is 85-67
Tiebreaker - The series was split 5-5. Montreal owns the next tiebreaker with a 18-6 division record to Boston's 11-13
Remaining schedule strength -
Boston (.540) - 4 vs. New Orleans (76-76), 3 vs. Baltimore (76-76), 3 vs. Durham (96-56)
Montreal (.543) - 4 vs. Durham (96-56), 3 vs. Salt Lake (52-100), 3 vs. Cincy (95-57)
The stakes -
Boston has made 17 straight playoff appearances and Montreal has made 15 straight. This is likely to be the first season since Season 5 that the playoffs will not include both of these teams.
2. AL East Champion / Durham vs. Philadelphia
A surging Philadelphia squad tries to reel in the fading Tar Heels.
Records - Durham leads by three games with a record of 96-56. Philly stands at 92-59
Tiebreaker - Durham leads 4-3 with 3 head-to-head games remaining. Durham is 15-9 in the division and Philly is 14-10.
Remaining Schedule strength
Durham (.577) - 4 vs. Montreal, 3 vs. Philly, 3 vs. Boston
Philly (.526) - 4 vs. Vancouver, 3 vs. Durham, 3 vs. Baltimore
A division title and a possible 1st round bye. Not to mention bragging rights in the toughest division in the league. For Philly, it would only be the 2nd division title in franchise history.