By Cliff Corcoran
September 17, 2013

Standings updated as of 5 pm on Tuesday, September 17.

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 - - 99.992
Rays 82-67 .550 9.0 4 0.008

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 87-63 .580 - - 99.8
Indians 81-69 .540 6.0 7 0.2

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 88-62 .587 - - 99.7
Rangers 81-68 .544 6.5 7 0.3

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 82-67 .547 +1.5 - 76.4
Rangers 81-68 .547 - - 50.1
Indians 81-69 .540 0.5 13 56.4
Orioles 79-70 .530 2.0 12 4.7
Royals 79-71 .527 2.5 11 7.6
Yankees 79-71 .527 2.5 11 4.3

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-59 .609 - - n/a
Athletics 88-62 .587 3.5 9 n/a
Tigers 87-63 .577 5.5 8 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Rangers in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
  • 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 89-61 .593 - - 99.997
Nationals 78-70 .533 9.0 4 0.003

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 87-63 .580 - - 48.5
Pirates 87-63 .580 - - 42.4
Reds 85-66 .563 2.5 10 9.2

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Dodgers 86-64 .573 - - 99.99
Diamondbacks 76-73 .510 9.5 4 0.01

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 87-63 .580 +7.5 - 51.4
Pirates 87-63 .580 +7.5 - 57.6
Reds 85-66 .563 - - 89.7
Nationals 80-70 .533 4.5 8 1.3
Diamondbacks 76-73 .510 8.0 5 0.2

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 89-60 .597 - - n/a
Cardinals 87-63 .580 2.5 11 n/a
Pirates 87-63 .580 2.5 11 n/a
Dodgers 86-64 .573 3.5 10 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates and Cardinals would play a tiebreak game in Pittsburgh on Monday, Sept. 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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