MLB Magic Numbers

Updated: October 23, 2014 11:56am 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 10/23/14

AL East

W L W% GB          
 Baltimore Orioles 96 66 .592   « « « «
 New York Yankees 84 78 .518 12   « « «
 Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 .512 13   « «
 Tampa Bay Rays 77 85 .475 19   «
 Boston Red Sox 71 91 .438 25  

AL Central

W L W% GB          
 Detroit Tigers 90 72 .555   « « « «
 Kansas City Royals 89 73 .549 1   « « «
 Cleveland Indians 85 77 .524 5   « «
 Chicago White Sox 73 89 .450 17   «
 Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 20  

AL West

W L W% GB          
 Los Angeles Angels 98 64 .604   « « « «
 Oakland Athletics 88 74 .543 10   « « «
 Seattle Mariniers 87 75 .537 11   « «
 Houston Astros 70 92 .432 28   «
 Texas Rangers 67 95 .413 31  

NL East

W L W% GB          
 Washington Nationals 96 66 .592   « « « «
 Atlanta Braves 79 83 .487 17   « «
 New York Mets 79 83 .487 17   « «
 Miami Marlins 77 85 .475 19   «
 Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 .450 23  

NL Central

W L W% GB          
 St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 .555   « « « «
 Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 .543 2   « « «
 Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 .506 8   « «
 Cincinnati Reds 76 86 .469 14   «
 Chicago Cubs 73 89 .450 17  

NL West

W L W% GB          
 Los Angeles Dodgers 94 68 .580   « « « «
 San Francisco Giants 88 74 .543 6   « « «
 San Diego Padres 77 85 .475 17   « «
 Colorado Rockies 66 96 .407 28   «
 Arizona Diamondbacks 64 98 .395 30