The Blue Jays clinch a postseason berth, plus Yadier Molina collects his 2,000th career hit on this edition of FastCast
Wil Myers is back. While Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado have grabbed most of the attention on the playoff-bound Padres, Myers' comeback performance has also been instrumental in returning San Diego to postseason play for the first time since 2006. Myers' six-year sojourn with the Padres has been twisted and often dismal, both at the plate and as a player on a team that lost with regularity.
Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season's final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against Milwaukee. The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers and Giants are the top teams still in contention -- and they're packed tightly with slots available for one team from the NL East, another from the NL Central and then two wild cards. Only one playoff spot remains open in the AL, and Michael Brantley and the Astros are on the verge of clinching it.