The Strike Zone

Pennant Race Standings: September 29

Standings updated through all the games of September 29; Postseason Odds last updated Saturday 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
Yankees91-67.576--84.4
Orioles91-67.576--14.9
Rays87-71.5514.010.7

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers85-73.538--93.7
White Sox83-75.5252.036.3

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers92-65.586--99.0
Athletics90-68.5702.531.0
Angels87-70.5545.010.0

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Orioles/Yankees91-67.576+3.5-70.9
Athletics90-68.570--78.0
Angels87-70.5542.5310.7
Rays87-71.5513.0224.0

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers92-65.586--n/a
Yankees/Orioles91-67.5761.55n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Orioles would host the Yankees in a one-game playoff to determine the AL East Champion on Thursday, Oct. 4.
  • Thursday's loser would host the A's in the wild-card game on Friday, Oct. 5.
  • The wild-card game winner would open at home against the Rangers in the Division Series.
  • The Tigers would open at home against the AL East Champion in the other Division Series.

NL East

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Nationals96-62.608--98.7
p-Braves92-66.5824.011.3

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Reds95-63.601--100.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Giants92-66.582--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Braves92-66.582+10.5-98.7
Cardinals85-73.538--97.0
Dodgers83-75.5252.032.1
Brewers81-77.5134.010.9

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Nationals96-62.608--n/a
Reds95-63.6011.04n/a
Giants92-66.5864.01n/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.
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