MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 20

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Saturday September 20th, 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 Thursday, September 18.

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

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

92-61

.601

100.0

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Tigers

85-68

.556

 

Royals

83-69

.546

1 1/2

9

 

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

95-59

.617

100.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Athletics

84-69

.549

+1/2

 

Royals

83-69

.546

 

Mariners

83-70

.542

1/2

10

 

Indians

79-74

.516

4 1/2

6

 

Yankees

79-74

.516

4 1/2

6

 

Blue Jays

77-76

.503

6 1/2

4

 

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

95-59

.617

Orioles

92-61

.601

2 1/2

6

Tigers

85-68

.556

9 1/2

3

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

89-64

.582

100.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

86-68

.558

 

Pirates

83-70

.542

2 1/2

7

 

Brewers

79-75

.513

7

2

 

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

88-66

.571

 

Giants

84-69

.549

3 1/2

6

 

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Giants

84-68

.549

+1

 

Pirates

83-70

.542

 

Brewers

79-75

.513

4 1/2

5

 

Braves

76-77

.497

7

3

 

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

89-64

.582

Dodgers

88-66

.558

1 1/2

8

Cardinals

86-68

.558

3 1/2

9

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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