LEADING OFF: 2 NL playoff spots still open with 2 days left

Full Screen
1 / 4

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The Miami Marlins gather for a photograph on the pitcher's mound after clinching a playoff berth when they won in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday:

PLAYOFF CHASE

After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. St. Louis (29-27) and San Francisco (29-29) lead Philadelphia and Milwaukee, who are both (28-30).

Cardinals star Adam Wainwright (5-2, 3.05) faces Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff (2-5, 3.43) at Busch Stadium. Wainwright has dropped two of his past three decisions after starting the season 4-0. His last win came against the Brewers on Sept. 16 when he went the distance in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader.

SLUGGER SITS

White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining him for this season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox have dropped a season-high six in a row, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jiménez is a concern.

Jiménez is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs. The 23-year-old left fielder was hurt sliding across the plate in a game Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria says Jiménez needs “to be off his feet” for a few days.