The St. Louis Cardinals are in danger of missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year after losing 2-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers last (Wednesday) night.
With the loss the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs clinched playoff spots.
The Cardinals are now 1 game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the final wild card spot with only three games remaining.
The Cardinals are off today (Thursday) and will end the year at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs starting tomorrow (Friday) night.
The Kansas City Royals wrapped up their road schedule with a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Royals Rookie pitcher Heath Fillmyer struck out a career high nine batters, and collected his first major league hit in the victory.