If the season ended today, your Colorado Rockies would be firmly in the postseason (save me the semantics; MLB recognizes the Wild Card as such!) and would be set to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card Game in Phoenix. Unfortunately, the season doesn’t end today, so the struggling Rockies have to play out the string in order to find out their postseason fate. With nine games remaining and the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals in striking distance, the race is far from over, and we could wind up seeing some wild scenarios take place in the standings. We’re here to sort it all out for you. Here’s a list of things that could happen and how they’ll play out: Rockies,
The latest on all of Major League Baseball's remaining pennant races, as we sail toward the regular season finales on Oct. 1: Wednesday's big winner: The Minnesota Twins stayed on track in the postseason race, beating the Detroit Tigers 7-3. They hold a 3½-game lead for the second wild card over the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels. Wednesday's big loser: The Milwaukee Brewers not only had their aspirations to win the NL Central seemingly disappear, but they were also hurdled by the St. Louis Cardinals in the wild-card race. The Brewers, though, are still within striking distance of the No. 2 wild card, trailing the Colorado Rockies by two games. Five in a row: Los Angeles Dodgers clinch
The Dodgers and San Diego Padres could play a series in Monterrey, Mexico, in May. As part of a dramatic expansion in international play, Major League Baseball tentatively had scheduled the Dodgers and Padres to play in Mexico City in April. But issues in the development of a new stadium there compelled MLB to look elsewhere, even before the powerful earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Times this week that the league had started to look at Mexican ballparks that previously hosted major league games. The Monterrey ballpark is the only one that has hosted regular-season MLB games, most recently when the Padres played the Colorado Rockies there in 1999.