After sinking into postseason jeopardy and then reeling off a 10-game winning streak, the Yankees are officially in the American League field.
All the Cincinnati Reds needed was one extended winning streak to turn a disappointing season into a possible playoff berth. Cincinnati had high hopes after spending big in the offseason, but the Reds showed little sign of improvement until they ran off six straight victories recently. Cincinnati hosts a three-game series with the Brewers starting Monday night.
Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field Sunday. Tampa Bay, Oakland, the White Sox and Minnesota also have earned AL spots, and Cleveland, Toronto and Houston have the inside track on the three remaining positions.