Posted September 25, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 25

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

Standings updated as of 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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 95-63 .601 - - 100.0

 

AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Tigers 92-66 .582 - - 99.95
Indians 87-70 .554 4.5 1 0.05

 

AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 94-64 .595 - - 100.0

 

AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Rays 88-69 .561 +2.0 - 90.2
Indians 87-70 .554 - - 73.1
Rangers 86-71 .548 1.0 5 36.6
Royals 83-74 .532 4.0 2 0.08
Yankees 82-75 .526 5.0 1 0.002
Orioles 81-76 .519 6.0 E -

 

AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 95-63 .601 - - n/a
Athletics 94-64 .595 1.0 4 n/a
Tigers 92-66 .582 3.0 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 93-64 .592 - - 100.0

 

NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Cardinals 94-65 .591 - - 94.6
p-Pirates 91-68 .572 3.0 1 4.1
p-Reds 90-69 .566 4.0 E 0.0

 

NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 91-66 .580 - - 100.0

 

NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
p-Pirates 91-68 .572 - - 95.9
p-Reds 90-69 .566 1.0 - 98.7

 

NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 93-64 .592 - - n/a
Cardinals 94-65 .591 - 6 n/a
Dodgers 91-66 .580 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.
  • 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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