September 24, 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 Tuesday, September 23.

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

AL East

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

odds

Orioles

94-63

.599

100.0

AL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Tigers

87-70

.554

84.2

Royals

86-71

.548

1

5

15.8

AL West

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Angels

97-61

.614

100.0

AL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Royals

86-71

.548

79.2

Athletics

86-71

.548

97.8

Mariners

83-74

.529

3

3

6.5

Indians

82-76

.519

4 1/2

1

0.9

AL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

E#

Angels

97-61

.614

Orioles

94-63

.599

2 1/2

2

If the season ended today:

The Royals would host the Athletics in the Wild Card Game because Kansas City has a better head-to-head record against Oakland (5-2).

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

92-64

.590

100.0

NL Central

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Cardinals

88-70

.557

86.0

Pirates

86-71

.548

1 1/2

4

14.0

NL West

Team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Dodgers

90-68

.570

99.8

Giants

85-72

.541

4 1/2

1

0.2

NL Wild Card

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

odds

Pirates

86-71

.548

+1

86.0

Giants

85-72

.541

99.8

NL Home Field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

team

w-l

pct.

gb

e#

Nationals

92-64

.590

Dodgers

90-68

.570

3

4

Cardinals

88-70

.557

5

1

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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