I'm a little confused by this magic number thing. Somebody help me out here.
Based on these rules: ML Rule 33 and ML Rule 34
So as long as Philly doesn't win the wild card, then the Padres will clinch with a magic number of 2 right? Isn't the post season magic number one? Because right now we have at least guaranteed a playoff game with Philly?
# If three teams finish the season with the same winning percentage and one team will be a division winner and another will be the wild-card winner, the games will be played as follows:
- The two teams tied for the division lead will play a one-game tiebreaker, with the winner being declared the division champion.
- The losing team will then play the team from the other division for the wild card.