Posted September 29, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: September 28

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

Standings updated through all the games of Friday September 28; Postseason Odds last updated Friday 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 91-66 .580 - - 83.4
Orioles 90-67 .573 1.0 5 15.3
Rays 86-71 .548 5.0 1 1.3

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 84-73 .535 - - 92.6
White Sox 83-74 .529 1.0 5 7.4

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 92-65 .586 - - 98.6
Athletics 89-68 .567 3.0 3 1.4
Angels 87-70 .554 5.0 1 0.01

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles 90-67 .573 +3.0 - 67.7
Athletics 89-68 .567 - - 77.8
Angels 87-70 .554 2.0 4 11.1
Rays 86-71 .548 3.0 3 26.1
White Sox 83-74 .529 6.0 E -

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 92-65 .586 - - n/a
Yankees 91-66 .580 1.0 5 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 95-62 .605 - - 97.3
p-Braves 91-66 .580 4.0 2 2.7

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 95-62 .605 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 92-65 .586 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Braves 91-66 .580 +10.0 - 97.3
Cardinals 85-72 .541 - - 95.4
Dodgers 82-75 .522 3.0 3 2.7
Brewers 80-77 .510 5.0 1 1.9
Diamondbacks 79-78 .503 6.0 E -
Phillies 78-79 .497 7.0 E -

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 95-62 .605 - - n/a
Reds 95-62 .605 - 6 n/a
Giants 92-65 .586 3.0 3 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 tiebreaker for home-field advantage 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.

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