The Strike Zone

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 28

Standings updated through all the games of Friday, Sept. 27.

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 Sox97-63.606--100.0

AL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Tigers93-67.581--100.0

AL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Athletics95-65.594--100.0

AL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Indians90-70.563--84.9
Rays90-70.563--83.5
Rangers89-71.5561.0231.6

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Red Sox97-63.606--n/a
Athletics95-65.5942.01n/a
Tigers93-67.5814.0En/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Indians in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2 by virtue of having won the head-to-head season series, 4-2.
  • 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-Braves95-65.594--100.0

NL Central

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Cardinals95-65.594--100.0
w-Pirates92-68.5753.0E0.0

NL West

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
d-Dodgers92-68.575--100.0

NL Wild-Card

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
w-Pirates92-68.575--100.0
w-Reds90-70.5632.0-100.0

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

TeamW-LPct.GBE#Odds
Braves95-65.594--n/a
Cardinals95-65.594--n/a
Dodgers92-68.5753.0En/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. Atlanta gets top seed by virtue of winning the head-to-head season series with St. Louis 4-3.
  • The Cardinals would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.
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