Thursday September 18th, 2014

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, SI.com will have a daily post updating the standings relevant to the postseason races. The positive numbers under Games Behind for the wild-card leaders indicate their lead over the third-place team in the race, or how far they are from being knocked out of a playoff spot. The Elimination Number (E#) column indicates the total number of the given team’s losses and leading team’s wins needed to eliminate that team from the race (essentially the reverse of a magic number). The magic number of the leading team is the elimination number of the second-place team. Postseason Odds are from ClayDavenport.com and will be updated in the mornings only.

Standings updated through the completed games on Wednesday, September 17.

* = Team has clinched division. ^ = Team has clinched Wild Card spot.

AL East

team w-l pct. gb E# odds
Orioles* 92-60 .605 100.0

AL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Tigers 84-68 .553 69.7
Royals 83-68 .550 1/2 11 30.2

AL West

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Angels* 95-57 .625 100.0

AL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Athletics  83-68 .550 93.1
Royals 83-68 .550 49.0
Mariners 81-70 .536 2 10 29.6
Indians 78-73 .517 5 7 2.3
Blue Jays 77-74 .510 6 6 0.6
Yankees 77-74 .510 6 6 0.3

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb E#
Angels 94-57 .623
Orioles 91-60 .603 3 9
Tigers 84-67 .556 10 4

If the season ended today:

The Royals would host the Athletics in the Wild Card Game because Kansas City had a better head-to-head record against Oakland.

The Angels would have home-field advantage against the Wild Card Game winner in the Division Series.

The Orioles would have home-field advantage against the Tigers in the other Division Series.

NL East

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Nationals* 87-64 .576 100.0

NL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Cardinals 83-68 .550 88.8
Pirates 81-70 .536 2 1/2 10 10.2
Brewers 79-73 .520 4 8 1.0

NL West

TEam w-l pct. gb e# odds
Dodgers 86-66 .566 81.7
Giants 84-68 .553 2 9 18.2

NL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Giants 84-68 .553 +2 1/2 81.2
Pirates 81-70 .536 69.5
Brewers 79-73 .520 2 1/2 9 19.1
Braves 76-76 .500 5 1/2 6 1.2

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb e#
Nationals 87-64 .576
Dodgers 86-66 .566 1 1/2 10
Cardinals 84-68 .553 3 1/2 11

If the season ended today:

The Giants would host the Pirates in the Wild Card Game.

The Nationals would have home-field advantage against the Wild Card Game winner in the Division Series.

The Dodgers would have home-field advantage against the Cardinals in the other Division Series.

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