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Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 27

Standings updated through all the games of Thursday, Sept. 26.

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

w = clinched wild card

AL East

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Red Sox96-63.604--100.0

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Tigers93-66.585--100.0

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Athletics94-65.591--100.0

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Rays90-69.566+2.0-95.4
Indians89-70.560--77.6
Rangers88-71.5531.0426.9

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox96-63.604--n/a
Athletics94-65.5912.02n/a
Tigers93-66.5853.01n/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

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Braves94-65.591--100.0

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Cardinals94-65.591--99.7
p-Pirates91-68.5723.010.3

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Dodgers91-68.572--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
p-Pirates91-68.572--99.7
w-Reds90-69.5661.0-100.0

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves94-65.591--n/a
Cardinals94-65.591--n/a
Dodgers91-68.5723.01n/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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