MLB standings: Playoff picture as of Sept. 22

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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 21.

* = Team has clinched division. ^ = Team has clinched playoff spot.

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

93-62

.600

100.0

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Tigers

86-69

.555

87.7

Royals

84-70

.545

1 1/2

7

12.1

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

96-60

.615

100.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Athletics

85-70

.548

+1/2

93.0

Royals

84-70

.545

60.8

Mariners

83-72

.535

1 1/2

7

28.5

Indians

81-74

.523

3 1/2

5

6.3

Yankees

80-75

.516

4 1/2

4

0.3

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

96-60

.615

Orioles

93-62

.600

2 1/2

3

Tigers

86-69

.555

9 1/2

2

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

91-64

.587

100.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

87-69

.558

93.2

Pirates

84-71

.542

2 1/2

5

6.8

NL West

TEam

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

89-67

.571

98.5

Giants

84-71

.542

4 1/2

3

1.5

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Pirates

84-71

.542

92.0

Giants

84-71

.542

97.8

Brewers

80-76

.513

4 1/2

3

1.9

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

91-64

.587

Dodgers

89-67

.571

2 1/2

5

Cardinals

87-69

.558

4 1/2

3

If the season ended today:

The Pirates would host the Giants 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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