Posted September 26, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: September 25

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

Standings updated through all the games of Tuesday, September 25; Postseason Odds last updated Tuesday 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 89-65 .578 - - 88.5
Orioles 88-67 .568 1.5 7 11.3
Rays 84-70 .545 5.0 4 0.1

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
White Sox 82-72 .532 - - 49.2
Tigers 82-72 .532 - - 50.8

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-63 .591 - - 99.3
Athletics 87-67 .565 4.0 5 0.7
Angels 85-69 .552 6.0 3 0.02

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles 88-67 .568 +2.5 - 79.7
Athletics 87-67 .565 - - 67.0
Angels 85-69 .552 2.0 7 27.7
Rays 84-70 .545 3.0 6 13.3
White Sox/Tigers 82-72 .532 5.0 4 0.2

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-63 .595 - - n/a
Yankees 89-65 .582 2.0 7 n/a
White Sox/Tigers 82-72 .536 9.0 E n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Tigers would host the White Sox for a one-game playoff to determine the winner of the AL Central
  • 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 AL Central winner would open at home against the Yankees in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Nationals 93-61 .604 - - 97.1
p-Braves 89-65 .578 4.0 5 2.9

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 93-61 .604 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 89-65 .578 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Braves 89-65 .578 +10.0 - 97.1
Cardinals 84-71 .542 - - 92.9
Brewers 79-75 .513 4.5 4 4.9
Dodgers 79-75 .513 4.5 4 2.0
Diamondbacks 78-76 .506 5.5 3 0.1
Phillies 78-76 .506 5.5 3 0.1
Pirates 76-78 .494 7.5 1 0.0003

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 93-61 .604 - - n/a
Reds 93-61 .604 - - n/a
Giants 89-65 .582 4.0 6 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 Nationals own the homefield tie-breaker over the Reds).
  • 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.

1 comments
lodoobie1
lodoobie1

not really "up to the minute"