The Cardinals pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 and the Pirates clinched a playoff spot with a 13-7 win at Colorado. The magic number drops one.
Cardinals magic number to clinch the Central Division — 7
It’s just a matter of time for the Royals, who knocked one more off the number with a 4-3 win over Seattle. Minnesota playing for their Wild Card lives beat the Indians 4-2
Royals magic number to clinch the Central Division — 2
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.