The 82-68 Rays and the 82-68 Rangers have two more to play at the Top.
Meanwhile the Indians quitely sit one half game behind them and push the Royals further down the line.
Once everyone is done with their current matchups, the Rays go to Camden Yards to play an Orioles team that will look to play spoiler.
The Rangers will hit the road and play three in Kauffman stadium at both teams make one final push at the postseason.
Terry Francona his streaky Tribe play an Astros team that is going for another 100-loss season.
As the season comes to a close, nothing in decided in the NL Central. Look for this race to show similarities to the South Divsion battle between the Suns and Mississippi Braves.
Two and a half games separate the three teams.
The Cardinals continue to hang on by the thread of Yadier Molina's teeth. All eyes will be on PNC park this weekend when the Bucs host the Reds for a three game set.