MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 18

Thursday September 18th, 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 Wednesday, September 17.

* = Team has clinched division. ^ = Team has clinched Wild Card spot.

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

92-60

.605

100.0

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Tigers

84-68

.553

69.7

Royals

83-68

.550

1/2

11

30.2

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

95-57

.625

100.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Athletics

83-68

.550

93.1

Royals

83-68

.550

49.0

Mariners

81-70

.536

2

10

29.6

Indians

78-73

.517

5

7

2.3

Blue Jays

77-74

.510

6

6

0.6

Yankees

77-74

.510

6

6

0.3

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

94-57

.623

Orioles

91-60

.603

3

9

Tigers

84-67

.556

10

4

If the season ended today:

The Royals would host the Athletics in the Wild Card Game because Kansas City had a better head-to-head record against Oakland.

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

87-64

.576

100.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

83-68

.550

88.8

Pirates

81-70

.536

2 1/2

10

10.2

Brewers

79-73

.520

4

8

1.0

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

86-66

.566

81.7

Giants

84-68

.553

2

9

18.2

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Giants

84-68

.553

+2 1/2

81.2

Pirates

81-70

.536

69.5

Brewers

79-73

.520

2 1/2

9

19.1

Braves

76-76

.500

5 1/2

6

1.2

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

87-64

.576

Dodgers

86-66

.566

1 1/2

10

Cardinals

84-68

.553

3 1/2

11

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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