Posted September 22, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 22

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

Standings updated through all the games of Saturday, September 21.

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
p = clinched playoff berth

AL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Red Sox 94-62 .603 - - 100.0

 

AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 91-64 .587 - - 99.98
Indians 85-70 .548 6.0 2 0.02

 

AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Athletics 92-63 .594 - - 99.997
Rangers 84-70 .545 7.5 1 0.003

 

AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 85-69 .552 +1.0 - 71.7
Indians 85-70 .548 - - 67.8
Rangers 84-70 .545 0.5 8 56.6
Yankees 82-73 .529 3.0 5 2.0
Royals 81-73 .526 3.5 5 1.2
Orioles 81-73 .526 3.5 5 0.8

 

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 94-62 .603 - - n/a
Athletics 92-63 .594 1.5 6 n/a
Tigers 91-64 .587 2.5 5 n/a

 

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Indians 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 91-63 .591 - - 99.9998
Nationals 83-71 .539 8.0 1 0.0002

 

NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Cardinals 91-64 .587 - - 86.5
Pirates 89-66 .574 2.0 6 8.6
Reds 88-67 .568 3.0 5 4.9

 

NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 89-66 .574 - - 100.0

 

NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Pirates 89-66 .574 +5.5 - 91.2
Reds 88-67 .568 - - 94.5
Nationals 83-71 .539 4.5 4 0.8

 

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 91-63 .591 - - n/a
Cardinals 91-64 .587 0.5 8 n/a
Dodgers 89-66 .574 2.5 6 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.
0 comments