It seems like just yesterday that pitchers and catchers were reporting for Spring Training. But the MLB playoffs are now right around the corner: We’ve reached the final day of the 2023 regular season, while the Wild Card Round begins in a couple of days on Tuesday, Oct. 3. We’ve seen a ton of movement and a ton of postseason tickets punched already this weekend; here’s where the MLB playoff bracket stands entering Sunday, October 1.
MLB playoff bracket: Matchups entering Sunday, October 1
*Note: The Blue Jays hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Astros by virtue of winning the season series with Houston
The winner of the 3-6 matchup would face the No. 2 Texas Rangers (90-71; AL West leader) in the Divisional round. The winner of the 4-5 matchup would face the top-seeded Baltimore Orioles (101-60; AL East champs) in the next round.
*Note: MLB will not make the Marlins return to New York on Monday to finish their rain-postponed game against the Mets, meaning Miami will play only 155 games
The winner of the 3-6 matchup would go on to face the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers (99-62; NL West champs) in the Divisional round. The winner of the 4-5 matchup would face the No. 1 Atlanta Braves (104-57; NL East champs) in the next round.