09 October 2016

All Eyes Were on Chicago as Cubs Pushed Giants to Brink

This post is one in a series about the 2016 MLB Playoffs and World Series.

A rain delay and an off day for the American League left the Second City with the only game on Saturday's slate. In said game, the Chicago Cubs extended their NLDS lead over the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs' World Series expectancy now sits at a lofty 41% with San Francisco's languishing at less than 1%.

The prospect of the best team in baseball edging closer to the World Series was enough to cost the other squads a percentage point or two in World Series expectancy.

The Giants' chances of surviving and moving on have shrunk to 7%. The Cubs enjoy a 57% shot at winning game three in San Fran and reaching the NLCS for the first time since 2003.

Six teams are in action today, including Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, both of whom face elimination. Check out yesterday's post for the Division Series chances of those teams as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians. Stop back here tomorrow to see how the results of those match-ups influence the rest of the postseason.

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