Posted September 19, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected postseason matchups: September 19

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

Standings updated through 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 19.

NOTE: For the remainder of the regular season, The Strike Zone will have a daily post updating the standings relevant to the postseason races. 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.

d = clinched division title

AL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-61 .601 - - 99.99
Rays 83-68 .550 8.0 3 0.01

AL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 89-64 .582 - - 99.8
Indians 82-70 .539 6.5 4 0.2

AL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 89-63 .586 - - 99.8
Rangers 82-69 .543 6.5 5 0.2

AL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 83-68 .550 +1.5 - 73.6
Rangers 82-69 .543 - - 52.6
Indians 82-70 .539 0.5 11 53.9
Orioles 81-70 .536 1.0 11 11.8
Royals 80-72 .526 2.5 9 4.6
Yankees 80-72 .526 2.5 9 3.1

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 92-61 .601 - - n/a
Athletics 89-63 .586 2.5 8 n/a
Tigers 89-64 .582 3.0 7 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Rangers in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Red Sox in the Division Series.
  • The A’s would have homefield advantage against the Tigers in the other Division Series.

NL East

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 90-62 .592 - - 99.999
Nationals 81-71 .533 9.0 2 0.001

NL Central

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 89-64 .582 - - 77.6
Pirates 88-65 .575 1.0 9 12.4
Reds 87-66 .569 2.0 8 10.0

NL West

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 88-65 .575 - - 100.0
Diamondbacks 77-75 .507 10.5 - -

NL Wild-Card

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 88-65 .575 +6.5 - 87.2
Reds 87-66 .569 - - 89.5
Nationals 81-71 .533 5.5 7 0.99
Diamondbacks 77-74 .510 9.5 3 .002

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs

Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 90-62 .592 - - n/a
Cardinals 89-64 .582 1.5 9 n/a
Dodgers 88-65 .575 2.5 8 n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  • The Wild Card Game winner would face the Braves in the Division Series
  • The Cardinals would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.
2 comments
Rick G2
Rick G2

REDS WIN, REDS WIN, REDS WIN!!!!!!

James C
James C

I think there is an error in the home field advantage of the AL. Detroit is 3.5 behind Boston, and 1 behind Oakland, not 4.5 and 2 games behind. Detroit has 4 less wins and 3 more losses than Boston, thus 3.5 games back. Detroit has 1 less win and 1 more lass the Oakland, thus 1 game.