MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 8

Monday September 8th, 2014

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, SI.com 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.

Standings updated through the games of Sunday, September 7.

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

83-59

.585

99.2

Yankees

73-68

.518

9 1/2

12

0.4

Blue Jays

73-69

.514

10

11

0.4

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Royals

79-62

.560

53.1

Tigers

78-65

.545

2

19

44.4

Indians

74-67

.525

5

17

2.4

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

87-55

.613

96.1

Athletics

80-62

.563

7

14

3.4

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Athletics

80-62

.563

+2 1/2

89.9

Mariners

78-64

.549

54.9

Tigers

78-65

.545

1/2

20

22.6

Indians

74-67

.525

3 1/2

18

4.4

Yankees

73-68

.518

4 1/2

17

1.6

Blue Jays

73-69

.514

5

16

2.7

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

87-55

.613

Orioles

83-59

.585

4

17

Royals

79-62

.560

7 1/2

14

If the season ended today:

The A’s would host the Mariners in the Wild Card Game.

The Angels would have home-field advantage against the Wild Card Game winner in the Division Series.

The Orioles would have home-field advantage against the Royals in the other Division Series.

NL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Nationals

80-61

.567

98.6

Braves

74-69

.517

7

14

1.3

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

79-64

.552

88.5

Pirates

74-68

.521

4 1/2

16

5.4

Brewers

74-69

.517

5

15

6.0

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

81-62

.566

81.9

Giants

78-65

.545

3

17

18.1

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Giants

78-65

.545

+4

75.2

Pirates

74-68

.521

36.9

Brewers

74-69

.517

1/2

20

31.7

Braves

74-69

.517

1/2

20

27.4

Marlins

69-72

.489

4 1/2

17

0.8

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

80-61

.567

Dodgers

81-62

.566

1

21

Cardinals

79-64

.552

2 1/2

19

If the season ended today:

The Giants would host the Pirates in the Wild Card Game.

The Nationals would have home-field advantage against the Wild Card Game winner in the Division Series.

The Dodgers would have home-field advantage against the Cardinals in the other Division Series.

 

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