The last day of the final scheduled regular season day of Major League Baseball will be interesting one since every game will start at the same time — 3:00 p.m. EST.

But there’s an extra reason to get excited for the special game time because much about the 2015 season remains unresolved in terms of how the playoffs will look. For the American League, a division champ for the West, BOTH Wild Card spots, and the top seed remain up for grabs. As for the National League, it’s just a matter of where the Pirates and Cubs will play the Wild Card game.

Here are the playoff scenarios for the American League:

Blue Jays win and Royals lose:

  • Blue Jays get No. 1 seed, play Wild Card winner

Royals win or Blue Jays lose:

  • Royals get No. 1 seed, play WC winner

Yankees win, Astros win and Angels win:

  • AL West tiebreaker: Astros at Rangers
  • AL WC game: Astros/Rangers loser at Yankees

Yankees win, Astros win and Rangers win:

  • AL WC game: Astros at Yankees
  • (Rangers win AL West, no tiebreaker games)

Yankees win, Astros lose and Angels win:

  • AL No. 2 WC game tiebreaker: Angels at Astros
  • AL WC game: Angels/Astros at Yankees

Yankees win, Astros lose and Rangers win:

  • AL WC game: Astros at Yankees
  • (Rangers win AL West, no tiebreaker games)

Yankees lose, Astros win and Angels win:

  • AL West tiebreaker: Astros at Rangers
  • AL WC game: Yankees at Astros/Rangers loser

Yankees lose, Astros win and Rangers win:

  • AL WC game: Yankees at Astros
  • (Rangers win AL West, no tiebreaker games)

Yankees lose, Astros lose and Angels win:

  • AL No. 2 WC tiebreaker: Angels at Astros
  • AL WC game: Angels/Astros at Yankees

Yankees lose, Astros lose and Rangers win:

  • AL WC game: Astros at Yankees
  • (Rangers win AL West, no tiebreaker games)

For the National League:

If Cubs win and Pirates lose:

  • NL WC game: Pirates at Cubs

If Pirates win or Cubs lose:

  • NL WC game: Cubs at Pirates

The Dodgers clinched home field advantage in the NLDS against the Mets by virtue of their victory last night. The Cardinals have already clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and will play the winner of Cubs-Pirates.

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