Saturday September 21st, 2013

Standings updated through all the games of Friday, September 20.

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
d-Red Sox 94-61 .606 - - 100.0
Rays 84-69 .549 9.0 E 0.0

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 90-64 .584 - - 99.9
Indians 84-70 .545 6.0 3 0.1

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 91-63 .591 - - 99.9
Rangers 83-70 .542 7.5 2 0.1

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 84-69 .549 +0.5 - 69.6
Indians 84-70 .545 - - 67.9
Rangers 83-70 .542 0.5 9 51.3
Royals 81-72 .529 2.5 7 5.6
Orioles 81-72 .529 2.5 7 3.5
Yankees 81-73 .526 3.0 6 2.0

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 94-61 .606 - - n/a
Athletics 91-63 .591 2.5 6 n/a
Tigers 90-64 .584 3.5 5 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Indians 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

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 91-62 .595 - - 100.0
Nationals 83-71 .539 8.5 1 0.0

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 90-64 .584 - - 76.8
Pirates 88-66 .571 2.0 7 9.2
Reds 88-66 .571 2.0 7 14.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 88-66 .571 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 88-66 .571 +5.0 - 90.1
Reds 88-66 .571 - - 85.7
Nationals 83-71 .539 5.0 4 1.1

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 91-62 .595 - - n/a
Cardinals 90-64 .584 1.5 8 n/a
Dodgers 88-66 .571 3.5 6 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (The two teams are 7-7 against each other so the Pirates win the tiebreaker by having a better intra-divisional winning percentage.).
  • 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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