The Strike Zone

Pennant Race Standings: September 26

Standings updated through all the games of Wednesday, September 25; Postseason Odds last updated Wednesday 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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Yankees90-65.581--88.5
Orioles89-67.5711.5611.0
Rays85-70.5485.030.5

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers83-72.535--67.1
White Sox82-73.5291.0732.9

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers91-64.587--98.2
Athletics88-67.5683.051.8
Angels86-69.5555.030.06

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Orioles89-67.571+3.0-69.1
Athletics88-67.568--74.7
Angels86-69.5552.0627.2
Rays85-70.5483.0516.3
White Sox82-73.5296.020.041

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers91-64.595--n/a
Yankees90-65.5811.07n/a

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 Tigers would open at home against the Yankees in the other Division Series.

NL East

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Nationals94-61.606--93.9
p-Braves90-65.5814.046.1

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Reds93-62.600--100.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Giants90-65.581--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Braves90-65.581+10.0-93.9
Cardinals84-72.538--97.9
Brewers80-75.5163.541.4
Dodgers80-75.5163.540.5
Diamondbacks78-77.5035.520.1
Phillies78-77.5035.520.099
Pirates76-79.4907.5E-

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Nationals94-61.606--n/a
Reds93-62.6001.07n/a
Giants90-65.5814.05n/a

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.
Tiebreakers:  A two-way tie for first place in a division or the second wild-card spot would be decided by a single playoff game on Thursday, October 4. A two-way tie for homefield advantage would be decided by head-to-head winning percentage. For details on other tiebreak scenarios look here.
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