As the summer temperatures cool in September the baseball only get hotter. The MLB is rich with tightly contested divisional races in the AL East, AL Central, NL East, and NL West. Fans of the Rangers and Reds, however, should probably start purchasing their 2010 MLB Playoff tickets now as Texas and Cincinnati look to be assured places in the postseason. The Yankees and Rays both seem to be playoff bound, but it remains to be seen whether New York or Tampa Bay will finish the year atop the AL East .
Over in the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox are chasing the Minnesota Twins once again with little more than a month left in the season. The Atlanta Braves have two games up on the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East, while out west in the NL the Padres have three games on the Giants. While the AL Wild Card will in all likelihood will go to the loser of the AL East title race, the NL Wild Card is still wide open. Currently, the Phillies and Giants are the two most promising candidates to punch their ticket to the NL playoffs via Wild Card. The way things are shaping up, the final month of the 2010 MLB regular season should be one for the ages.