By Lenny Neslin, Boston.com Staff
For the third straight year, the Red Sox will not be a part of the playoff picture. An extra wild card spot in each league adds two teams to the playoff puzzle. All three National League division leaders have clinched playoff berths, with two already clinching their division, and one wild card spot taken. That means only one more spot is up for grabs in the National League, and all five in the American League are to be determined. Here's a closer look at each horse in the races.