MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 19

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 Thursday, September 18.

* = 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

69.6

Royals

83-68

.550

1/2

11

30.1

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

95-58

.621

100.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Royals

83-68

.550

45.3

Athletics

83-69

.546

1/2

86.2

Mariners

82-70

.539

1

10

40.8

Indians

79-73

.520

4

7

3.2

Yankees

78-74

.513

5

6

0.4

Blue Jays

77-75

.507

6

5

0.2

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

95-58

.621

Orioles

92-60

.603

3

7

Tigers

84-68

.553

9 1/2

3

If the season ended today:

The Royals would host the Athletics 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

88-64

.579

100.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

85-68

.556

90.5

Pirates

82-70

.536

2 1/2

8

9.3

Brewers

79-74

.516

6

4

0.1

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

87-66

.569

86.7

Giants

84-68

.553

2 1/2

8

13.3

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Giants

84-68

.553

+2

86.3

Pirates

82-70

.536

79.4

Brewers

79-74

.516

3 1/2

7

10.6

Braves

76-76

.500

6

5

0.9

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

88-64

.579

Dodgers

87-66

.569

1 1/2

9

Cardinals

85-68

.556

3 1/2

10

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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