Posted September 28, 2013

Pennant race standings and projected playoff matchups: September 28

If the season ended today, Pennant Race Standings

Standings updated through all the games of Friday, Sept. 27.

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
w = clinched wild card

AL East
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Red Sox 97-63 .606 - - 100.0
AL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Tigers 93-67 .581 - - 100.0
AL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Athletics 95-65 .594 - - 100.0
AL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Indians 90-70 .563 - - 84.9
Rays 90-70 .563 - - 83.5
Rangers 89-71 .556 1.0 2 31.6
AL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Red Sox 97-63 .606 - - n/a
Athletics 95-65 .594 2.0 1 n/a
Tigers 93-67 .581 4.0 E n/a

If the season ended today:

  • The Rays would host the Indians in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday, Oct. 2 by virtue of having won the head-to-head season series, 4-2.
  • 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 95-65 .594 - - 100.0
NL Central
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Cardinals 95-65 .594 - - 100.0
w-Pirates 92-68 .575 3.0 E 0.0
NL West
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
d-Dodgers 92-68 .575 - - 100.0
NL Wild-Card
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
w-Pirates 92-68 .575 - - 100.0
w-Reds 90-70 .563 2.0 - 100.0
NL Home-field Advantage Throughout Playoffs
Team W-L Pct. GB E# Odds
Braves 95-65 .594 - - n/a
Cardinals 95-65 .594 - - n/a
Dodgers 92-68 .575 3.0 E 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. Atlanta gets top seed by virtue of winning the head-to-head season series with St. Louis 4-3.
  • The Cardinals would have homefield advantage against the Dodgers in the other Division Series.
3 comments
ChipHogg
ChipHogg

Why are the Rays +2 over the Indians when they have the same record?

Chip
Chip

@ChipHoggThey're not. SI goofed. They also should have listed the Pirates as having clinched a wildcard spot, not a playoff spot, since the Cardinals have clinched the division.

JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

@Chip @ChipHogg yep, bucs last series is against the reds, and then they will have to play them again, home or away we dont know yet, in a single game WC.  whoever wins that, then plays the braves in the first round of playoffs.