The Pirates could clinch the playoffs on Sunday. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The National League playoff race is tight. The NL Central has three teams separated by two games. The division leaders in the National League are separated by three games. The regular season ends in nine days, and the playoff races will all be close. To keep track of that, we'll have a nightly recap with the scores, standings, and any tiebreaking information for relevant scenarios. Here are the results from tonight, and how they impacted each race that is important for the Pirates.
NL Central
Cardinals 7, Brewers 2

Pirates 4, Reds 2

The Pirates moved ahead of the Reds for second place in the NL Central. However, the Cardinals also won to retain their two game lead.
Wild Card
Pirates 4, Reds 2

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