Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Standings updated through all the games of Tuesday, September 17.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, The Strike Zone 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.

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-60 .605 - - 99.997
Rays 82-68 .547 9.0 3 0.003

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 88-63 .583 - - 99.8
Indians 82-69 .543 6.0 6 0.2

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 89-62 .589 - - 99.8
Rangers 82-68 .547 6.5 6 0.2

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 82-68 .547 - - 61.6
Rangers 82-68 .547 - - 60.7
Indians 82-69 .543 0.5 12 65.4
Orioles 80-70 .533 2.0 11 7.0
Royals 79-72 .523 2.5 9 2.9
Yankees 79-72 .523 2.5 9 1.8

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-60 .605 - - n/a
Athletics 89-62 .589 2.5 9 n/a
Tigers 88-63 .583 4.5 8 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rangers would host the Rays in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2 (homefield advantage determined by Texas leading the season series between the two teams, 3-2)
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Red Sox in the Division Series.
  • The A's would have homefield advantage against the Tigers in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 89-62 .589 - - 99.98
Nationals 81-70 .536 8.0 4 0.02

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 88-63 .583 - - 65.0
Pirates 87-64 .576 1.0 11 24.6
Reds 86-66 .566 2.5 9 10.3

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Dodgers 87-64 .576 - - 99.9997
Diamondbacks 76-74 .507 10.5 2 0.0003

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 87-64 .576 +6.0 - 74.8
Reds 86-66 .566 - - 87.9
Nationals 81-70 .536 4.5 7 2.6
Diamondbacks 76-74 .507 9.0 3 0.001

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 89-62 .597 - - n/a
Cardinals 88-63 .580 1.0 11 n/a
Dodgers 87-64 .573 2.0 10 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Braves in the Division Series
  • The Cardinals would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.

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