The Strike Zone

Pennant race standings and projected postseason matchups: September 19

Standings updated through 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 19.

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.

d = clinched division title

AL East

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox92-61.601--99.99
Rays83-68.5508.030.01

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers89-64.582--99.8
Indians82-70.5396.540.2

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Athletics89-63.586--99.8
Rangers82-69.5436.550.2

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rays83-68.550+1.5-73.6
Rangers82-69.543--52.6
Indians82-70.5390.51153.9
Orioles81-70.5361.01111.8
Royals80-72.5262.594.6
Yankees80-72.5262.593.1

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox92-61.601--n/a
Athletics89-63.5862.58n/a
Tigers89-64.5823.07n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Rangers in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 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
Braves90-62.592--99.999
Nationals81-71.5339.020.001

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Cardinals89-64.582--77.6
Pirates88-65.5751.0912.4
Reds87-66.5692.0810.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Dodgers88-65.575--100.0
Diamondbacks77-75.50710.5--

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Pirates88-65.575+6.5-87.2
Reds87-66.569--89.5
Nationals81-71.5335.570.99
Diamondbacks77-74.5109.53.002

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves90-62.592--n/a
Cardinals89-64.5821.59n/a
Dodgers88-65.5752.58n/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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