MLB Magic Numbers

Updated: July 5, 2015 5:56am PDT

#Number of wins needed to guarantee finishing ahead of the team currently at this seed

«Team is guaranteed to finish higher than the team currently at this seed

Team has secured at least a tie with the team currently at this seed (refer to tiebreakers)

NCTeam does not control their own destiny for securing this seed

Team has been eliminated from securing this seed

± Tiebreaking procedures

MLB Tiebreakers

Two-Team Tiebreaker for the Division or Wild-Card:

  1. A one game tie-breaker is played between the two teams, winner take all.

Two-Team Tiebreaker between division winners

  1. The team with the best record in head to head play.
  2. The team with the best overall record in intra-division games.
  3. The team with the best record in the final 81 games of the season, ignoring inter-league play.
  4. The team with the best record in the final 82 games of the season, extending backward until the tie is broken.

Three-Team Tiebreaker:

  1. The team with the best intra-division record is determined as Team C. If intra-division records are tied, refer to above tie-breakers to determine team C.
  2. The other two teams, A and B, play one game.
  3. The winner of this game plays team C in one game.
  4. The winner of this second game is the winner of the tie-breaker.

Clinching & Elimination scenarios for 7/5/15

AL East

W L W% GB          
 Boston Red Sox 15 10 .600   136 135 136 131
 Toronto Blue Jays 17 12 .586 NC   133 134 129
 New York Yankees 15 13 .535 1.5 NC NC   NC 131
 Tampa Bay Rays 12 12 .500 2.5 NC 139 138   134
 Baltimore Orioles 11 17 .392 5.5 NC NC NC NC  

AL Central

W L W% GB          
 Kansas City Royals 17 10 .629   131 132 131 128
 Cleveland Indians 13 15 .464 4.5 NC   NC 135 132
 Minnesota Twins 12 14 .461 4.5 NC 136   136 133
 Chicago White Sox 10 15 .400 6 NC 138 NC   135
 Detroit Tigers 10 18 .357 7.5 NC NC NC NC  

AL West

W L W% GB          
 Oakland Athletics 20 9 .689   130 133 127 126
 Los Angeles Angels 13 13 .500 5.5 NC   NC 134 133
 Houston Astros 10 10 .500 5.5 NC 140   137 136
 Seattle Mariniers 11 16 .407 8 NC NC NC   135
 Texas Rangers 9 17 .346 9.5 NC NC NC NC  

NL East

W L W% GB          
 New York Mets 18 11 .620   133 131 131 129
 Miami Marlins 13 12 .520 3 NC   136 136 134
 Atlanta Braves 13 14 .481 4 NC NC   136 134
 Washington Nationals 10 14 .416 5.5 NC NC 139   137
 Philadelphia Phillies 11 16 .407 6 NC NC NC NC  

NL Central

W L W% GB          
 Pittsburgh Pirates 15 10 .600   137 137 133 134
 Cincinnati Reds 14 11 .560 1 NC   138 134 135
 St. Louis Cardinals 12 11 .521 2 NC 140   136 137
 Chicago Cubs 14 15 .482 3 NC NC NC   NC
 Milwaukee Brewers 11 14 .440 4 NC NC NC 137  

NL West

W L W% GB          
 Los Angeles Dodgers 16 9 .640   136 133 133 127
 San Diego Padres 15 11 .576 1.5 NC   134 134 128
 Arizona Diamondbacks 15 14 .517 3 NC NC   134 128
 Colorado Rockies 15 14 .517 3 NC NC 134   128
 San Francisco Giants 10 20 .333 8.5 NC NC NC NC