13 teams are battling for the final 4 MLB playoff spots

There is still one month left in the MLB season, but there are already six playoff spots that appear to be locked up.

If we use 95% chance to make the playoffs as the cut off, according to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, six teams are already locked into the playoffs, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Astros, Indians, Red Sox, and Diamondbacks. 

Outside the top six, there are 13 teams with at least a 1% chance of grabbing one of the other four playoff spots. Of course, that's if we include the Cubs, who at 92%, are a near-lock. Once the Cubs move up, that would leave 12 teams fighting for three spots.

The MLB teams with a chance to make the playoffs
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The MLB teams with a chance to make the playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers: 99% chance

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Washington Nationals: 99% chance

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Houston Astros: 99% chance

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Cleveland Indians: 99% chance

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Boston Red Sox: 99% chance

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Arizona Diamondbacks: 95% chance

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Chicago Cubs: 92% chance

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New York Yankees: 71% chance

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Colorado Rockies: 64% chance

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Minnesota Twins: 40% chance

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 30% chance

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Baltimore Orioles: 24% chance

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Milwaukee Brewers: 22% chance

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Texas Rangers: 20% chance

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Miami Marlins: 14% chance

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St. Louis Cardinals: 13% chance

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Kansas City Royals: 6% chance

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Tampa Bay Rays: 6% chance

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Seattle Mariners: 4% chance

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