MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 15

Monday September 15th, 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 completed games on Sunday, September 14.

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

89-60

.597

99.9

Blue Jays

77-71

.520

11 1/2

3

0.0

Yankees

76-72

.514

12 1/2

2

0.0

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Tigers

83-66

.557

78.7

Royals

81-67

.547

1 1/2

13

21.1

Indians

76-72

.514

6 1/2

8

0.1

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

93-56

.624

100.0

Athletics

83-66

.557

10

4

0.0

Mariners

80-68

.541

12 1/2

2

0.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Athletics

83-66

.557

+1 1/2

96.8

Royals

81-67

.547

42.8

Mariners

80-68

.541

1 14

37.3

Blue Jays

77-71

.520

4

11

5.1

Indians

76-72

.514

5

10

1.5

Yankees

76-72

.514

5

10

0.9

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

93-56

.624

Orioles

89-60

.597

4

10

Tigers

83-66

.557

10

6

If the season ended today:

The Athletics would host the Royals 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 Tigers in the other Division Series.

NL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Nationals

85-63

.574

100.0

Braves

75-74

.503

10 1/2

4

0.0

Marlins

72-76

.486

13

2

0.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

83-67

.553

92.1

Pirates

79-70

.530

3 1/2

10

5.6

Brewers

78-72

.520

5

8

2.3

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

85-64

.570

87.3

Giants

82-67

.550

3

11

12.7

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Giants

82-67

.550

+3

85.8

Pirates

79-70

.530

61.0

Brewers

78-72

.520

1 1/2

12

27.9

Braves

75-74

.503

4

10

0.6

Marlins

72-76

.486

6 1/2

8

0.1

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

85-63

.574

Dodgers

85-64

.570

1/2

14

Cardinals

82-67

.553

3 1/2

14

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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