Saturday September 22nd, 2012

Standings updated through all the games of Sunday, September 23; Postseason Odds last updated Monday morning.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, Hit and Run will have a nightly post updating the standings relevant to the postseason races in the wake of that night's action. 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.

p = clinched playoff spot

d = clinched division title

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Yankees 88-64 .579 - - 82.9
Orioles 87-65 .572 1.0 10 16.8
Rays 83-70 .542 5.5 5 0.3

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
White Sox 81-71 .533 - - 47.3
Tigers 80-72 .526 1.0 10 52.7

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 90-62 .592 - - 98.1
Athletics 86-66 .566 4.0 7 1.9
Angels 84-69 .549 6.5 4 0.03

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles 87-65 .572 +3.5 - 71.3
A's 86-66 .566 - - 80.0
Angels 84-69 .549 2.5 8 25.8
Rays 83-70 .542 3.5 7 12.5
Tigers 80-72 .526 6.0 5 0.08

If the season ended today:

  • The Orioles would host the A's in the wild-card game.
  • The wild-card winner would open at home against the Rangers in the Division Series.
  • The White Sox would open at home against the Yankees in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Nationals 92-60 .605 - - 94.6
Braves 88-65 .575 4.5 6 5.4

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 92-61 .601 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 89-64 .582 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E Odds
Braves 88-65 .575 +8.5 - 94.6
Cardinals 82-71 .536 - - 84.6
Brewers 79-73 .520 2.5 8 11.8
Dodgers 79-74 .516 3.0 7 2.7
Diamondbacks 77-75 .507 4.5 6 0.6
Phillies 77-76 .503 5.0 5 0.2
Pirates 75-77 .493 6.5 4 0.003

If the season ended today:

  • The Braves would host the Cardinals in the wild-card game.
  • The wild-card winner would open at home against the Nationals in the Division Series.
  • The Giants would open at home against the Reds in the other Division Series.

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