MLB Power Rankings: Could Padres upend Dodgers in NL West? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
There’s less than two weeks to go in the regular season and zero teams have clinched a postseason spot, entering Wednesday. In fact, outside of the AL West — where the A’s are running away in first place — each divisional race is unsettled.
Although the Indians hit a skid recently, the White Sox and Twins are in a tight race for first in the AL Central. And while the Rays are a few games up in the AL East, the Yankees and Blue Jays are right there.
In the NL, the Cubs, Braves and Dodgers lead their divisions, not without competition from the Cardinals, Marlins and Phillies, and the Padres, respectively. Los Angeles, the best team all season, is no guarantee to win the NL West, thanks to San Diego’s hot stretch.
Here’s how the league stacks up after September’s halfway mark: