The final five postseason berths in the 2023 MLB Playoffs could be secured on Saturday, if things fall into place for those five teams, with the Toronto Blue Jays, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks close to guaranteeing their spots in the MLB postseason.
What needs to happen for each team to clinch their postseason bid?
Take a look at the MLB clinching scenarios for Saturday, with seven postseason berths already locked up (Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies).
Toronto would clinch a wild-card berth with a win against the Rays on Saturday or with a Seattle Mariners loss to the Rangers.
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Texas would clinch the AL West title with a win over the Mariners Saturday and an Astros loss to the Diamondbacks.
It would clinch a wild card berth with a win over Seattle and a Houston win over Arizona.
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Houston would clinch a wild-card bid with a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
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Arizona would clinch a NL wild-card berth on Saturday with a win against the Astros or a loss by the Reds.
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