Posted September 24, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: September 24

If the season ended today, Pennant Race Standings, Pennant races

Standings updated through all the games of Monday, September 24; Postseason Odds last updated Monday morning.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, Hit and Run will have a nightly post updating the standings relevant to the postseason races in the wake of that night’s action. 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.

p = clinched playoff spot
d = clinched division title

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Yankees 89-64 .582 - - 82.9
Orioles 88-66 .571 1.5 8 16.8
Rays 83-70 .542 5.5 4 0.3

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
White Sox 82-71 .536 - - 47.3
Tigers 81-72 .529 1.0 9 52.7

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-62 .595 - - 98.1
Athletics 86-67 .562 5.0 5 1.9
Angels 84-69 .549 7.0 3 0.03

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles 88-66 .571 +3.5 - 71.3
Athletics 86-67 .562 - - 80.0
Angels 84-69 .549 2.0 8 25.8
Rays 83-70 .542 3.0 7 12.5
Tigers 81-72 .529 6.0 5 0.08

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-62 .595 - - n/a
Yankees 89-64 .582 2.0 8 n/a
White Sox 82-71 .536 9.0 1 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Orioles would host the A’s in the wild-card game.
  • The wild-card winner would open at home against the Rangers in the Division Series.
  • The White Sox would open at home against the Yankees in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Nationals 93-60 .608 - - 94.6
Braves 88-65 .575 5.0 5 5.4

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 92-61 .601 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 89-64 .582 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 88-65 .575 +8.5 - 94.6
Cardinals 83-71 .539 - - 84.6
Brewers 79-74 .516 3.5 6 11.8
Dodgers 79-74 .516 3.5 6 2.7
Diamondbacks 77-76 .503 5.5 4 0.6
Phillies 77-76 .503 5.5 4 0.2
Pirates 75-78 .490 7.5 2 0.003

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 93-60 .608 - - n/a
Reds 92-61 .601 1.0 10 n/a
Giants 89-64 .582 4.0 7 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Braves would host the Cardinals in the wild-card game.
  • The wild-card winner would open at home against the Nationals in the Division Series.
  • The Giants would open at home against the Reds in the other Division Series.

Tiebreakers:  A two-way tie for first place in a division or the second wild-card spot would be decided by a single playoff game on Thursday, October 4. A two-way tie for homefield advantage would be decided by head-to-head winning percentage. For details on other tiebreak scenarios look here.

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