Baseball is a very interesting sport. With 162 games, it opens the door for expected and unexpected playoff appearances by teams of both conferences. Baseball is also a game where injuries can change a team's season and impact in the playoffs. The National League's Washington Nationals for example, stunningly missed the playoffs last year, but most of the teams who made the 2017 postseason qualified once again. The Oakland Athletics on the other hand, qualified for the final wild card spot in the American League. While both teams could make the playoffs next year or miss it, they both serve as perfect examples of the surprises that baseball can bring to one season. So let's see who will be playing baseball for at one more month.
American League Division Winners:
A.L. East: New York Yankees
A.L. Central: Cleveland Indians
A.L. West: Houston Astros
A.L. Wild Card #1: Boston Red Sox
A.L. WIld Card #2: Oakland Athletics
National League Division Winners:
N.L. East: Philadelphia Phillies
N.L. Central: Milwaukee Brewers
N.L. West: Colorado Rockies
N.L. Wild Card #1: Atlanta Braves
N.L. Wild Card #2: Washington Nationals
American League Playoff Results:
Wild Card - #1 Red Sox over #2 Athletics
A.L. Division Series - #1 Yankees 3 games to 1 over #4 Red Sox. #2 Astros 3 games to 2 over #3 Indians.
A.L. Championship Series - # 1 Yankees 4 games to 2 over #2 Astros.
National League Playoff Results:
Wild Card - #2 Nationals over #1 Braves
N.L. Division - #1 Brewers 3 games to 2 over #5 Nationals. #3 Phillies 3 games to 2 over #2 Rockies.
N.L. Championship Series - #1 Brewers 4 games to 3 over #3 Phillies.