The Pirates have clinched the playoffs. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs in dramatic fashion tonight. Not long after, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals, which led to the Pirates clinching the playoffs. It would have been better if the Nationals would have won, since that would have moved the Pirates closer to first in the NL Central. But now the playoffs are official. The Pirates still have a shot at the division, but no matter what they're going to the post-season. Below are the updates for each race.
NL Central
Cardinals 4, Nationals 3

Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Reds 3, Mets 2

All three teams won tonight, so nothing changed. The Cardinals still hold a two game lead in the NL Central.

The magic number for the Cardinals is...

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