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Pennant race standings and projected postseason matchups: September 18

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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox92-60.605--99.997
Rays82-68.5479.030.003

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers88-63.583--99.8
Indians82-69.5436.060.2

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Athletics89-62.589--99.8
Rangers82-68.5476.560.2

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rays82-68.547--61.6
Rangers82-68.547--60.7
Indians82-69.5430.51265.4
Orioles80-70.5332.0117.0
Royals79-72.5232.592.9
Yankees79-72.5232.591.8

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox92-60.605--n/a
Athletics89-62.5892.59n/a
Tigers88-63.5834.58n/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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves89-62.589--99.98
Nationals81-70.5368.040.02

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Cardinals88-63.583--65.0
Pirates87-64.5761.01124.6
Reds86-66.5662.5910.3

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Dodgers87-64.576--99.9997
Diamondbacks76-74.50710.520.0003

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Pirates87-64.576+6.0-74.8
Reds86-66.566--87.9
Nationals81-70.5364.572.6
Diamondbacks76-74.5079.030.001

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves89-62.597--n/a
Cardinals88-63.5801.011n/a
Dodgers87-64.5732.010n/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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