The Strike Zone

Pennant Race Standings: September 28

Standings updated through all the games of Friday September 28; Postseason Odds last updated Friday 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
Yankees91-66.580--83.4
Orioles90-67.5731.0515.3
Rays86-71.5485.011.3

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers84-73.535--92.6
White Sox83-74.5291.057.4

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers92-65.586--98.6
Athletics89-68.5673.031.4
Angels87-70.5545.010.01

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Orioles90-67.573+3.0-67.7
Athletics89-68.567--77.8
Angels87-70.5542.0411.1
Rays86-71.5483.0326.1
White Sox83-74.5296.0E-

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers92-65.586--n/a
Yankees91-66.5801.05n/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-Nationals95-62.605--97.3
p-Braves91-66.5804.022.7

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Reds95-62.605--100.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Giants92-65.586--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Braves91-66.580+10.0-97.3
Cardinals85-72.541--95.4
Dodgers82-75.5223.032.7
Brewers80-77.5105.011.9
Diamondbacks79-78.5036.0E-
Phillies78-79.4977.0E-

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Nationals95-62.605--n/a
Reds95-62.605-6n/a
Giants92-65.5863.03n/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 Nationals own the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over the Reds).
  • 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.
Promoted Stories
Comments