By Cliff Corcoran
September 16, 2013

Standings updated through all the games of Sunday, September 15.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, The Strike Zone 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.

AL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-59 .609 - - 99.995
Rays 81-67 .547 9.5 4 0.005

AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 86-63 .577 - - 99.2
Indians 81-68 .544 5.0 9 0.8

AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 88-61 .591 - - 99.7
Rangers 81-67 .547 6.5 8 0.3

AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 81-67 .547 - - 64.1
Rangers 81-67 .547 - - 57.7
Indians 81-68 .544 0.5 14 64.3
Orioles 79-70 .530 2.5 12 4.2
Yankees 79-71 .527 3.0 11 3.8
Royals 78-71 .523 3.5 11 4.7

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-59 .609 - - n/a
Athletics 88-61 .591 3.0 10 n/a
Tigers 86-63 .577 5.0 8 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rangers would host the Rays in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2 (homefield advantage determined by Texas leading the season series between the two teams, 2-1)
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Red Sox in the Division Series.
  • The A's would have homefield advantage against the Tigers in the other Division Series.

NL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 89-60 .597 - - 99.99
Nationals 79-70 .530 10.0 4 0.01

NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 87-62 .584 - - 49.5
Pirates 87-62 .584 - - 46.1
Reds 84-66 .560 3.5 10 4.4

NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Dodgers 86-63 .577 - - 99.99
Diamondbacks 75-73 .507 10.5 4 0.01

NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 87-62 .584 +8 - 50.4
Pirates 87-62 .584 +8 - 53.8
Reds 84-66 .560 - - 93.3
Nationals 79-70 .530 4.5 9 2.5
Diamondbacks 75-73 .507 8.0 6 0.2

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 89-60 .597 - - n/a
Cardinals 87-62 .584 2.0 12 n/a
Pirates 87-62 .584 2.0 12 n/a
Dodgers 86-63 .577 3.0 11 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates and Cardinals would play a tiebreak game in Pittsburgh on Monday, September 30 (homefield advantage determined by Pittsburgh having won the season series between the two teams 10-9) to determine the NL Central champion.
  • Loser of the NL Central tiebreaker would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  • Winner of the Wild Card Game would face the Braves in the Division Series
  • Winner of the NL Central tiebreaker would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.

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