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Updated bracket, seeding for 2022 MLB playoffs

We go over the complete finalized bracket for the 2022 postseason.

Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after Mookie Betts hit was ruled a foul ball against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on October 01, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

The 2022 MLB playoff field is set as of Monday night in the last week of the regular season. The Philadelphia Phillies clinched a spot over the Milwaukee Brewers and will be one of the NL Wild Card teams in the playoffs. The AL has been set with the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners all clinching spots. Below we’re going to look at the current MLB playoff bracket and update if the matchups change before Friday.

American League bracket

  1. Houston Astros
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Cleveland Guardians
  4. Toronto Blue Jays +3.0
  5. Seattle Mariners —
  6. Tampa Bay Rays 2.5 GB

Update — The Mariners secured the No. 5 seed in the AL after the Rays lost to the Red Sox on Tuesday night. So the AL matchups are set.

The Yanks and Astros are locked into the top-2 seeds in the AL. The Guardians were always sort of locked into the 3-seed as well. The Mariners have a lead on the Rays with only a few games left in the season. Seattle has three games left and Tampa Bay has two left. Chances are the M’s will be the No. 5 seed and face the Jays in the Wild Card round. If the Mariners lose out and the Rays win out, they would switch spots.

National League bracket

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. St. Louis Cardinals
  4. New York Mets +11
  5. San Diego Padres — +1
  6. Philadelphia Phillies —

Both the Padres and Phillies have two games remaining on their schedules. Philly was able to clinch a spot over Milwaukee on Monday night with a win over Houston. The Padres beat the Giants on Monday and moved a full game clear of the Phillies. If Philly wins out and San Diego loses the final two games, the Phils would jump the Pads for the No. 5 seed and likely face the Mets in the WC round.