Friday September 20th, 2013

Standings updated through all the games of 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

p = clinched playoff berth

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Red Sox 93-61 .604 - - 99.9998
Rays 83-69 .546 9.0 1 0.0002

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 89-64 .582 - - 99.9
Indians 83-70 .542 6.0 4 0.1

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 90-63 .588 - - 99.9
Rangers 83-69 .546 6.5 4 0.1

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 83-69 .546 - - 67.1
Rays 83-69 .546 - - 59.8
Indians 83-70 .542 0.5 10 60.0
Orioles 81-71 .533 2.0 9 7.5
Royals 80-72 .526 3.0 8 4.2
Yankees 80-73 .523 3.5 7 1.3

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 93-61 .604 - - n/a
Athletics 90-63 .588 2.5 7 n/a
Tigers 89-64 .582 3.5 6 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 the Rangers having won the season series 4-3).
  • 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 90-62 .592 - - 99.9996
Nationals 82-71 .536 8.5 2 0.0004

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 89-64 .582 - - 65.3
Pirates 88-65 .575 1.0 9 21.4
Reds 87-66 .569 2.0 8 13.3

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 88-65 .575 - - 100.0
Diamondbacks 77-75 .507 10.5 - -

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 88-65 .575 +6.0 - 78.4
Reds 87-66 .569 - - 86.0
Nationals 82-71 .536 5.0 5 1.0
Diamondbacks 77-75 .507 9.5 1 0.0

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 90-62 .592 - - n/a
Cardinals 89-64 .582 1.5 9 n/a
Dodgers 88-65 .575 2.5 8 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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