Posted September 30, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: September 29

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

Standings updated through all the games of September 29; Postseason Odds last updated Saturday 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 91-67 .576 - - 84.4
Orioles 91-67 .576 - - 14.9
Rays 87-71 .551 4.0 1 0.7

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 85-73 .538 - - 93.7
White Sox 83-75 .525 2.0 3 6.3

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 92-65 .586 - - 99.0
Athletics 90-68 .570 2.5 3 1.0
Angels 87-70 .554 5.0 1 0.0

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Orioles/Yankees 91-67 .576 +3.5 - 70.9
Athletics 90-68 .570 - - 78.0
Angels 87-70 .554 2.5 3 10.7
Rays 87-71 .551 3.0 2 24.0

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rangers 92-65 .586 - - n/a
Yankees/Orioles 91-67 .576 1.5 5 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Orioles would host the Yankees in a one-game playoff to determine the AL East Champion on Thursday, Oct. 4.
  • Thursday’s loser would host the A’s in the wild-card game on Friday, Oct. 5.
  • The wild-card game winner would open at home against the Rangers in the Division Series.
  • The Tigers would open at home against the AL East Champion in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Nationals 96-62 .608 - - 98.7
p-Braves 92-66 .582 4.0 1 1.3

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 95-63 .601 - - 100.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 92-66 .582 - - 100.0

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Braves 92-66 .582 +10.5 - 98.7
Cardinals 85-73 .538 - - 97.0
Dodgers 83-75 .525 2.0 3 2.1
Brewers 81-77 .513 4.0 1 0.9

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 96-62 .608 - - n/a
Reds 95-63 .601 1.0 4 n/a
Giants 92-66 .586 4.0 1 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.

2 comments
KeithHawkins
KeithHawkins

Curious about the odds column.   Why such a big difference between Yankees and O's when teams have same record?   How does one interpret that?

Legolas2112
Legolas2112

After today's rainout, there is going to be a long day of baseball in Arlington TX tomorrow!