MLB League Standings

2021 Major League Baseball Magic Numbers

American League

AL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
TAM 162/0 100 62 .617  
HOU 162/0 95 67 .586 5  
CWS 162/0 93 69 .574 7  
BOS 162/0 92 70 .567 8  
NYY 162/0 92 70 .567 8  
TOR 162/0 91 71 .561 9 1  
SEA 162/0 90 72 .555 10 2  
OAK 162/0 86 76 .530 14 6  
CLE 162/0 80 82 .493 20 12  
LAA 162/0 77 85 .475 23 15  
DET 162/0 77 85 .475 23 15  
KAN 162/0 74 88 .456 26 18  
MIN 162/0 73 89 .450 27 19  
TEX 162/0 60 102 .370 40 32  
BAL 162/0 52 110 .321 48 40  

National League

NL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
SFO 162/0 107 55 .660  
MIL 162/0 95 67 .586 12  
ATL 161/1 88 73 .546 18.5 1.5  
LAD 162/0 106 56 .654 1  
STL 162/0 90 72 .555 17  
CIN 162/0 83 79 .512 24 7  
PHI 162/0 82 80 .506 25 8  
SDG 162/0 79 83 .487 28 11  
NYM 162/0 77 85 .475 30 13  
COL 161/1 74 87 .459 32.5 15.5  
CHC 162/0 71 91 .438 36 19  
MIA 162/0 67 95 .413 40 23  
WAS 162/0 65 97 .401 42 25  
PIT 162/0 61 101 .376 46 29  
ARI 162/0 52 110 .321 55 38  

Five teams from each league qualify for the playoffs:

  • The three division winners, who are ranked 1-3 regardless of their records
  • Two wild card teams, who play a single Wild Card game to determine who moves onto the Division round
Clinched division
Clinched wild-card berth
Eliminated from the playoffs

Two-way tie for the division or wildcard

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

Two-way tie 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-way tie for the division or wildcard

  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.

Tiebreaking procedures from mlb.com

Updated: October 27, 2021 7:00am ET