The 2022 MLB playoffs are fast approaching and as we hit the end of September, we’ll see plenty of teams clinching berths in the postseason. The end of the regular season is set for Oct. 5 while the Wild Card playoffs are going to start a few days later on Oct. 7. Here we’re going to be tracking the teams who have clinched a berth in the 2022 postseason.
2022 MLB playoff teams that have clinched
New York Yankees, clinch berth — The Yankees clinched a playoff berth with a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Aaron Judge was unable to tie Roger Maris for the AL record for most HRs in a single season in AL history. That’s fine considering the Bronx Bombers are in the postseason.
Atlanta Braves, clinch berth — The Braves are the second team from the NL East in the postseason. Atlanta enters Wednesday on a five-game winning streak and are only 1.0 game behind the Mets for first place in the division.
New York Mets, clinch berth — The Mets clinched a playoff berth on Monday with a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. New York still has plenty of work to do to fight off the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East. For now, the Mets are in and can focus on sealing the division.
Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West division title — The Dodgers are going to run away with the best record in baseball and have already sealed up the NL West division. Chances are L.A. will be the No. 1 overall seed, though anything is possible. The Houston Astros aren’t far behind at 4.5 games on Sept. 16.
Houston Astros, clinch berth — The Astros are most likely going to grab the AL West title and as referenced above, have an outside shot at the top overall seed in the playoffs. The ‘Stros have a sizable lead over the Seattle Mariners and enough games on the New York Yankees to claim the top spot in the AL.