Posted October 03, 2012

Pennant Race Standings: October 3

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

All standings are final.

NOTE: The positive numbers under Games Behind for the wild-card leaders indicate their lead over the second-place team in the race for home-field advantage in the wild-card game. 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). Postseason Odds are from ClayDavenport.com and will be updated in the mornings only.

d = clinched division title
w = clinched wild card
p = clinched playoff spot

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Yankees 95-67 .586 - - 100.0
w-Orioles 93-69 .574 2.0 E -

Postseason Path: The Yankees clinched the division when the Orioles lost to the Rays 4-1 on Wednesday. They will be the top seed in the AL.

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Tigers 88-74 .543 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Tigers will be the third seed in the AL.

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 94-68 .580 - - 100.0
w-Rangers 93-69 .574 1.0 E -

Postseason Path: The A’s clinched the division with a 12-5 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. They will be the second seed in the AL.

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
w-Rangers 93-69 .574 - - 100.0
w-Orioles 93-69 .574 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Rangers own the home-field tiebreaker over the Orioles by virtue of having won their season series and will thus host the AL wild-card game on Friday.

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Yankees 95-67 .586 - - n/a
A’s 94-68 .580 1.0 E n/a

Postseason Path: The Yankees clinched home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs by beating the Red Sox 14-2 on Wednesday.

If the season ended now:

  • The Rangers will host the Orioles in the wild-card game on October 5.
  • The wild-card game winner will open at home against the Yankees in the Division Series on October 7.
  • The Tigers will open at home against the A’s in the other Division Series on October 6.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Nationals 98-64 .605 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Nationals will be the top seed in the NL.

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Reds 97-65 .599 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Reds will be the second seed in the NL.

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Giants 94-68 .580 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Giants will be the third seed in the NL.

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
w-Braves 94-68 .580 +6.0 - 100.0
w-Cardinals 88-74 .543 - - 100.0

Postseason Path: The Cardinals clinched the final NL wild-card spot with the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss to the Giants Tuesday night. The Braves will host the Cardinals in the NL wild-card game on Friday.

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Nationals 98-64 .605 - - n/a
Reds 97-65 .599 1.0 E n/a

Postseason Path: The Nationals have clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They hold the home-field tiebreaker over the Reds by virtue of having won their season series 5-2.

If the season ended today:

  • The Braves will host the Cardinals in the wild-card game on October 5.
  • The wild-card winner will open at home against the Nationals on October 7.
  • The Giants will open at home against the Reds in the other Division Series on October 6.
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