The head-to-head matchup wins are big for the Redbirds, knocking two off the magic number following Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Pirates. Can the Cardinals slice off two more in prime time on Sunday?
The Royals stay put at 16 after they dropped their second in a row to Chicago in a 6-1 loss. The Twins bounced back for a 3-2 win over Houston.
The magic number is determined by taking 163 and subtracting the number of wins for the Cardinals (or Royals) and subtracting the number of losses for the Pirates (and Twins) respectively.