Monday September 23rd, 2013

Standings updated through all the games of Sunday, September 22.

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 95-62 .605 - - 100.0

 

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 91-65 .583 - - 99.93
Indians 86-70 .551 5.0 2 0.07

 

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 93-63 .596 - - 100.0
Rangers 84-71 .542 8.5 - -

 

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 86-69 .555 +2.0 - 82.5
Indians 86-70 .551 - - 77.9
Rangers 84-71 .542 1.5 6 37.5
Royals 82-73 .529 3.5 4 1.4
Yankees 82-74 .526 4.0 3 0.5
Orioles 81-74 .523 4.5 3 0.1

 

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 95-62 .605 - - n/a
Athletics 93-63 .596 1.5 5 n/a
Tigers 91-65 .583 3.5 3 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
d-Braves 92-63 .594 - - 100.0
Nationals 84-72 .538 8.5 - -

 

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Cardinals 91-65 .583 - - 81.7
Reds 89-67 .571 2.0 5 12.2
Pirates 89-67 .571 2.0 5 6.1

 

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 90-66 .577 - - 100.0

 

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 89-67 .571 - - 93.8
Reds 89-67 .571 - - 87.7
Nationals 84-72 .538 5.0 2 0.2

 

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 92-63 .591 - - n/a
Cardinals 91-65 .587 1.5 6 n/a
Dodgers 90-66 .574 2.5 5 n/a

 

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (homefield determined by the Pirates' superior intradivision winning percentage since the two teams are tied 8-8 in their head-to-head season series)
  • 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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