The magic number for the Milwaukee Brewers to clinch a spot in the 2018 National League playoffs is down to 12.
Any combination of Brewers wins and Los Angeles Dodgers losses totaling 12 means manager Craig Counsell's team is in. That number can fluctuate over the next two-and-a-half weeks as teams switch places in the standings due to wins or losses. If Milwaukee overtakes the Chicago Cubs for first in the Central Division, that would change it, too. With 15 games to play, the number won't go up, but the team the Brewers have to watch might change several times.