Now the focus shifts to home field advantage throughout the playoffs. To do so, the Royals must hold off the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals lost to the Indians 6-0 suffering a hangover after their division clinching win on Thursday night. The Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-3
The Cardinals had their five-game winning streak halted with a 4-3 loss to Milwaukee, while the Pirates held off a late Cubs’ rally for a 3-2 win. The St. Louis lead is down to three games.
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.