The St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday. St. Louis will be the fifth seed in the NL and open a three-game wild-card series at San Diego on Wednesday.
The Brewers clinched a postseason berth after the Padres beat San Francisco 5-4 in a game that ended about 15 minutes after St. Louis’ victory. Milwaukee will face the top-seeded Dodgers in Los Angeles in a three-game series that also starts Wednesday.
Meanwhile in the National League, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday in a regular-season finale that determined postseason matchups. Cincinnati (31-29) became the National League’s seventh seed and will play No. 2 Atlanta starting Wednesday.