The Strike Zone

Pennant race standings and projected postseason matchups: September 20

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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Red Sox93-61.604--99.9998
Rays83-69.5469.010.0002

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Tigers89-64.582--99.9
Indians83-70.5426.040.1

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Athletics90-63.588--99.9
Rangers83-69.5466.540.1

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rangers83-69.546--67.1
Rays83-69.546--59.8
Indians83-70.5420.51060.0
Orioles81-71.5332.097.5
Royals80-72.5263.084.2
Yankees80-73.5233.571.3

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox93-61.604--n/a
Athletics90-63.5882.57n/a
Tigers89-64.5823.56n/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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves90-62.592--99.9996
Nationals82-71.5368.520.0004

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Cardinals89-64.582--65.3
Pirates88-65.5751.0921.4
Reds87-66.5692.0813.3

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+6.0-78.4
Reds87-66.569--86.0
Nationals82-71.5365.051.0
Diamondbacks77-75.5079.510.0

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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