I would like to thank the Reds for helping us out with their extra inning win over the Brewers. I do hope that the Cubs find their winning ways again. I hope we see the Cubs bats come to life tomorrow.
The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.
The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!
This site represents the Magic Number for clinching the National League Central Division. If the Wild Card becomes relevant for getting into the postseason, this site may contain both. In that case, the Wild Card number will clearly be denoted.
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