SI Staff
Saturday September 20th, 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 Thursday, September 18.

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

AL East

team w-l pct. gb E# odds
Orioles* 92-61 .601 100.0

AL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Tigers 85-68 .556  
Royals 83-69 .546 1 1/2 9  

AL West

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Angels* 95-59 .617 100.0

AL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Athletics 84-69 .549 +1/2  
Royals  83-69 .546  
Mariners 83-70 .542 1/2 10  
Indians 79-74 .516 4 1/2 6  
Yankees  79-74 .516 4 1/2 6  
Blue Jays 77-76 .503 6 1/2 4  

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb E#
Angels 95-59 .617
Orioles 92-61 .601 2 1/2 6
Tigers 85-68 .556 9 1/2 3

If the season ended today:

The Athletics would host the Royals in the Wild Card Game.

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* 89-64 .582 100.0

NL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Cardinals 86-68 .558  
Pirates 83-70 .542 2 1/2 7  
Brewers 79-75 .513 7 2  

NL West

TEam w-l pct. gb e# odds
Dodgers 88-66 .571  
Giants 84-69 .549 3 1/2 6  

NL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Giants 84-68 .549 +1  
Pirates 83-70 .542  
Brewers 79-75 .513 4 1/2 5  
Braves 76-77 .497 7 3  

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb e#
Nationals 89-64 .582
Dodgers 88-66 .558 1 1/2 8
Cardinals 86-68 .558 3 1/2 9

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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