MLB Magic Numbers

Updated: April 21, 2014 3:00am 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          
 New York Yankees 11 8 .578   143 142 142 143
 Toronto Blue Jays 10 9 .526 1 NC   143 143 144
 Boston Red Sox 9 10 .473 2 NC NC   144 NC
 Tampa Bay Rays 9 10 .473 2 NC NC 144   NC
 Baltimore Orioles 8 9 .470 2 NC 146 145 145  

AL Central

W L W% GB          
 Detroit Tigers 9 6 .600   146 145 144 144
 Kansas City Royals 9 8 .529 1 NC   145 144 144
 Minnesota Twins 9 9 .500 1.5 NC NC   144 144
 Chicago White Sox 9 10 .473 2 NC NC NC   144
 Cleveland Indians 8 10 .444 2.5 NC NC NC 145  

AL West

W L W% GB          
 Oakland Athletics 13 5 .722   142 140 139 136
 Texas Rangers 11 8 .578 2.5 NC   142 141 138
 Los Angeles Angels 8 10 .444 5 NC NC   144 141
 Seattle Mariniers 7 11 .388 6 NC NC NC   142
 Houston Astros 5 14 .263 8.5 NC NC NC NC  

NL East

W L W% GB          
 Atlanta Braves 12 6 .666   143 142 141 141
 Washington Nationals 11 8 .578 1.5 NC   143 142 142
 New York Mets 9 9 .500 3 NC NC   144 144
 Miami Marlins 9 10 .473 3.5 NC NC NC   144
 Philadelphia Phillies 8 10 .444 4 NC NC NC 145  

NL Central

W L W% GB          
 Milwaukee Brewers 14 5 .736   141 139 138 137
 St. Louis Cardinals 11 8 .578 3 NC   142 141 140
 Cincinnati Reds 8 10 .444 5.5 NC NC   144 143
 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 11 .421 6 NC NC NC   143
 Chicago Cubs 5 12 .294 8 NC NC NC NC  

NL West

W L W% GB          
 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 7 .631   143 141 141 135
 San Francisco Giants 11 8 .578 1 NC   142 142 136
 Colorado Rockies 10 10 .500 2.5 NC NC   143 137
 San Diego Padres 9 10 .473 3 NC NC 144   138
 Arizona Diamondbacks 5 16 .238 8 NC NC NC NC