Posted September 27, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: September 26

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

Standings updated through all the games of Wednesday, September 25; Postseason Odds last updated Wednesday 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 90-65 .581 - - 88.5
Orioles 89-67 .571 1.5 6 11.0
Rays 85-70 .548 5.0 3 0.5

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 83-72 .535 - - 67.1
White Sox 82-73 .529 1.0 7 32.9

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-64 .587 - - 98.2
Athletics 88-67 .568 3.0 5 1.8
Angels 86-69 .555 5.0 3 0.06

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles 89-67 .571 +3.0 - 69.1
Athletics 88-67 .568 - - 74.7
Angels 86-69 .555 2.0 6 27.2
Rays 85-70 .548 3.0 5 16.3
White Sox 82-73 .529 6.0 2 0.041

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 91-64 .595 - - n/a
Yankees 90-65 .581 1.0 7 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 Tigers would open at home against the Yankees in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Nationals 94-61 .606 - - 93.9
p-Braves 90-65 .581 4.0 4 6.1

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 93-62 .600 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 90-65 .581 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Braves 90-65 .581 +10.0 - 93.9
Cardinals 84-72 .538 - - 97.9
Brewers 80-75 .516 3.5 4 1.4
Dodgers 80-75 .516 3.5 4 0.5
Diamondbacks 78-77 .503 5.5 2 0.1
Phillies 78-77 .503 5.5 2 0.099
Pirates 76-79 .490 7.5 E -

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 94-61 .606 - - n/a
Reds 93-62 .600 1.0 7 n/a
Giants 90-65 .581 4.0 5 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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