MLB Magic Numbers

Updated: July 29, 2014 8:56am 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.

AL East

W L W% GB          
 Baltimore Orioles 58 46 .557   55 54 51 47
 Toronto Blue Jays 57 50 .532 2.5 NC   55 52 48
 New York Yankees 54 51 .514 4.5 NC NC   55 51
 Tampa Bay Rays 52 54 .490 7 NC NC NC   53
 Boston Red Sox 48 58 .452 11 NC NC NC NC  

AL Central

W L W% GB          
 Detroit Tigers 57 45 .558   55 53 51 49
 Kansas City Royals 53 51 .509 5 NC   57 55 53
 Cleveland Indians 52 53 .495 6.5 NC NC   56 54
 Chicago White Sox 51 55 .481 8 NC NC NC   55
 Minnesota Twins 47 57 .451 11 NC NC NC NC  

AL West

W L W% GB          
 Oakland Athletics 65 40 .619   57 47 35 34
 Los Angeles Angels 63 41 .605 1.5 NC   49 37 36
 Seattle Mariniers 54 51 .514 11 NC NC   46 45
 Houston Astros 43 63 .405 22.5 NC NC NC   56
 Texas Rangers 42 64 .396 23.5 NC NC NC NC  

NL East

W L W% GB          
 Washington Nationals 57 46 .553   58 53 51 46
 Atlanta Braves 58 48 .547 .5 NC   52 50 45
 Miami Marlins 52 53 .495 6 NC NC   56 51
 New York Mets 51 55 .481 7.5 NC NC NC   52
 Philadelphia Phillies 46 60 .434 12.5 NC NC NC NC  

NL Central

W L W% GB          
 Milwaukee Brewers 59 48 .551   56 55 51 43
 St. Louis Cardinals 56 48 .538 1.5 59   58 54 46
 Pittsburgh Pirates 56 49 .533 2 NC NC   54 46
 Cincinnati Reds 52 53 .495 6 NC NC NC   50
 Chicago Cubs 43 61 .413 14.5 NC NC NC NC  

NL West

W L W% GB          
 Los Angeles Dodgers 59 47 .556   55 45 44 42
 San Francisco Giants 57 49 .537 2 NC   47 46 44
 San Diego Padres 46 59 .438 12.5 NC NC   57 55
 Arizona Diamondbacks 46 60 .434 13 NC NC NC   55
 Colorado Rockies 43 62 .409 15.5 NC NC NC NC