2023 MLB Postseason: Playoff Teams and Matchups

Get ready for the 2023 MLB postseason playoffs with a complete overview of the playoff teams, matchups, and standings. See which teams clinched their spots and the schedule for the postseason action.

As October arrives, Major League Baseball fans are gearing up for the exciting 2023 postseason. Five teams secured their playoff spots on Saturday night, and the matchups were officially set on Sunday, with the Astros snatching the AL West title from the Rangers. Let’s take a closer look at the 2023 MLB playoff picture.

Clinched Playoff Spots

Here are the teams that have clinched their playoff spots:

TeamAchievement
BravesNL East champions, home-field advantage
DodgersNL West champions
TwinsAL Central champions
OriolesAL East champions, home-field advantage through ALCS
RaysAL wild-card spot
BrewersNL Central champions
PhilliesNL wild-card spot
MarlinsNL wild-card spot
RangersAL wild-card spot
Blue JaysAL wild-card spot
DiamondbacksNL wild-card spot
AstrosAL West champions

Playoff Schedule

The 2023 MLB playoffs kick off with four Wild Card Series matchups:

American League Bracket

  • Wild Card Series: No. 3 Twins vs. No. 6 Blue Jays
  • Wild Card Series: No. 4 Rays vs. No. 5 Rangers

The winners of these matchups will advance to the ALDS:

  • ALDS: No. 1 Orioles vs. Winner of Rays/Rangers
  • ALDS: No. 2 Astros vs. Winner of Twins/Blue Jays

National League Bracket

  • Wild Card Series: No. 3 Brewers vs. No. 6 Diamondbacks
  • Wild Card Series: No. 4 Phillies vs. No. 5 Marlins

The winners of these matchups will advance to the NLDS:

  • NLDS: No. 1 Braves vs. Winner of Phillies/Marlins
  • NLDS: No. 2 Dodgers vs. Winner of Brewers/Diamondbacks

Final Regular Season Standings

American League Standings

In this table, (x) denotes teams that have clinched a playoff spot, (y) indicates teams that have also clinched a playoff spot, and (e) represents teams that did not make the playoffs.

AL EASTWLGBDIVPOST
Baltimore Orioles (x)10161100%100%
Tampa Bay Rays (e)99632.00%100%
Toronto Blue Jays (e)897312.00%100%
N.Y. Yankees (e)828019.00%0%
Boston Red Sox (e)788423.00%0%

AL CENTRAL

AL CentralWLGBDIVPOST
Minnesota Twins (x)8775100%100%
Detroit Tigers (e)78849.00%0%
Cleveland Gaurdians (e)768611.00%0%
Chi. White Sox (e)6110126.00%0%
Kansas City Royals (e)5610631.00%0%

AL WEST

AL WestWLGBDIVPOST
Houston Astros (x)9072100%100%
Texas Rangers (e)90720%100%
Seattle Marinners (e)88742.00%0%
L.A. Angels (e)728917.00%0%
Oakland Athletics (e)5011140.00%0%

National League Standings

NL EAST

NL EastWLGBDIVPOST
Atlanta Braves (x)10458100%100%
Philadelphia Phillies (y)907214.00%100%
Miami Marlins (y)847719.50%100%
N.Y. Mets (e)748729.50%0%
Washington (e)719133.00%0%

NL CENTRAL

NL CentralWLGBDIVPOST
Milwaukee Brewers9270100%100%
Chi. Cubs83799.00%0%
Cincinnati Reds828010.00%0%
Pittsburgh Pirates768616.00%0%
St. Louis Cardinals719121.00%0%

NL WEST

L.A. DodgersWLGBDIVPOST
L.A. Dodgers (x)10062100%100%
Arizona Diamondbacks (y)847816.00%100%
San Diego Padres (e)828018.00%0%
San Francisco Giants (e)798321.00%0%
Colorado Rockies (e)5910341.00%0%

Wild-card Standings

American League

TEAMWLWCGB
Tampa Bay9963+10.0
Texas9072+1.0
Toronto8973
Seattle88741.0

National League

TEAMWLWCGB
Philadelphia9072+6.0
Miami8477+0.5
Arizona8478
Chi. Cubs83

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