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Pennant Race Standings: September 30

Standings updated through all the games of Sunday, September 30; Postseason Odds last updated Sunday morning.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, Hit and Run 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.

p = clinched playoff spot

d = clinched division title

AL East

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Yankees92-67.579--65.7
p-Orioles92-67.579--34.1
Rays88-71.5534.0E-

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers86-73.541--95.1
White Sox83-76.5223.014.9

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Rangers93-66.585--94.7
Athletics91-68.5722.025.3
Angels88-71.5535.0E0.0

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Orioles92-67.579+4.0-61.9
p-Yankees92-67.579+4.0-33.6
Athletics91-68.572--85.7
Angels88-71.5533.016.8
Rays88-71.5533.016.7

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers92-66.582--n/a
Yankees/Orioles92-67.5790.55n/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-Nationals96-63.604--99.6
p-Braves93-66.5853.010.4

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Reds96-63.604--100.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Giants93-66.585--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Braves93-66.585+10.5-99.6
Cardinals86-73.541--93.0
Dodgers83-75.5252.526.8
Brewers81-78.5095.0E-

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Nationals96-63.604--n/a
Reds96-63.604-4n/a
Giants93-66.5853.01n/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 head-to-head tiebreaker over the Reds for homefield advantage).
  • 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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