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Cardinals clinch playoff berth
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Cardinals clinch playoff berth

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 Sunday, September 21.

* = Team has clinched division. ^ = Team has clinched playoff spot.

AL East

team w-l pct. gb E# odds
Orioles* 93-62 .600 100.0

AL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Tigers 86-69 .555 87.7
Royals 84-70 .545 1 1/2 7 12.1

AL West

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Angels* 96-60 .615 100.0

AL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Athletics 85-70 .548 +1/2 93.0
Royals  84-70 .545 60.8
Mariners 83-72 .535 1 1/2 7 28.5
Indians 81-74 .523 3 1/2 5 6.3
Yankees  80-75 .516 4 1/2 4 0.3

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb E#
Angels 96-60 .615
Orioles 93-62 .600 2 1/2 3
Tigers 86-69 .555 9 1/2 2

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* 91-64 .587 100.0

NL Central

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Cardinals^ 87-69 .558 93.2
Pirates 84-71 .542 2 1/2 5 6.8

NL West

TEam w-l pct. gb e# odds
Dodgers 89-67 .571 98.5
Giants 84-71 .542 4 1/2 3 1.5

NL Wild Card

team w-l pct. gb e# odds
Pirates 84-71 .542 92.0
Giants 84-71 .542 97.8
Brewers 80-76 .513 4 1/2 3 1.9

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team w-l pct. gb e#
Nationals 91-64 .587
Dodgers 89-67 .571 2 1/2 5
Cardinals 87-69 .558 4 1/2 3

If the season ended today:

The Pirates would host the Giants 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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