Posted September 24, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 24

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

Standings updated through all the games of Monday, September 23.

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 95-62 .605 - - 100.0

 

AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Tigers 91-66 .580 - - 99.8
Indians 86-70 .551 4.5 2 0.2

 

AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 94-63 .599 - - 100.0

 

AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 87-69 .558 +2.0 - 86.6
Indians 86-70 .551 - - 70.7
Rangers 85-71 .545 1.0 6 40.8
Royals 83-73 .532 3.0 4 1.4
Yankees 82-74 .526 4.0 3 0.3
Orioles 81-75 .519 5.0 2 0.005

 

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 95-62 .605 - - n/a
Athletics 94-63 .596 1.0 5 n/a
Tigers 91-66 .580 4.0 2 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
d-Braves 92-64 .590 - - 100.0

 

NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Cardinals 92-65 .586 - - 85.2
p-Reds 90-67 .573 2.0 4 9.7
p-Pirates 90-67 .573 2.0 4 5.0

 

NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 90-66 .577 - - 100.0

 

NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Pirates 90-67 .573 - - 95.0
p-Reds 90-67 .573 - - 90.3
Nationals 84-73 .535 6.0 E -

 

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 92-64 .590 - - n/a
Cardinals 92-65 .586 0.5 6 n/a
Dodgers 90-66 .577 2.0 5 n/a

 

If the season ended today:

  • The Pirates would host the Reds in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (homefield determined by the Pirates’ superior intradivision winning percentage since the two teams are tied 8-8 in their head-to-head season series)
  • 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.
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