MLB playoff picture, final standings: Red Sox, Yankees head to AL Wild Card Game; Giants clinch NL West

MLB playoff picture, final standings: Red Sox, Yankees head to AL Wild Card Game; Giants clinch NL West

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The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season wrapped up Sunday with the 10-team postseason field cemented without needing an additional Game 163. The Red Sox and Yankees both needed ninth-inning runs to win crucial games, and they’ll square off on Tuesday in the AL Wild Card Game at Fenway Park. The White SoxGiants, Dodgers, BrewersRays Cardinals, Astros, and Braves make up the rest of the playoff field.

Let’s take a look at the 2021 playoff matchups and the final MLB regular-season standings.

2021 MLB playoff matchups

  • AL Wild Card GameRed Sox vs. Yankees
  • NL Wild Card Game: Dodgers vs. Cardinals
  • ALDS: Astros vs. White Sox
  • ALDS: Rays vs. AL Wild Card Game winner
  • NLDS: Brewers vs. Braves
  • NLDS: Giants vs. NL Wild Card Game winner

Teams that have clinched

  • Rays (clinched AL East)
  • White Sox (clinched AL Central)
  • Brewers (clinched NL Central)
  • Astros (clinched AL West)
  • Braves (clinched NL East)
  • Giants (clinched NL West)
  • Dodgers (clinched first NL wild card)
  • Cardinals (clinched second NL wild card)
  • Yankees (clinched second AL wild card)
  • Red Sox (clinched first AL wild card)

Final 2021 MLB standings

For expanded standings, click here.

American League standings

Tampa Bay – x 100 62 100% 100%
N.Y. Yankees 92 70 8.0 0.0% 100%
Boston 92 70 8.0 0.0% 100%
Toronto – e 91 71 9.0 0.0% 0.0%
Baltimore – e 52 109 48.0 0.0% 0.0%
AL WILD CARD W L WCGB
Boston 92 70
N.Y. Yankees 92 70
Toronto 91 71 1.0
Seattle 90 72 2.0

National League standings

Atlanta – x 88 73 100% 100%
Philadelphia – e 82 80 6.5 0.0% 0.0%
N.Y. Mets – e 77 85 11.5 0.0% 0.0%
Miami – e 67 95 21.5 0.0% 0.0%
Washington – e 65 97 23.5 0.0% 0.0%

2021 MLB postseason gear now available

The 2021 MLB Playoffs start Oct. 5 and 6 with the AL and NL Wild Card games. In celebration, 2021 MLB postseason gear is now available for select teams. Shop hoodies, shirts, and more here.

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