MLB Playoff Bracket

2016 MLB Magic Numbers

  1. 1
    • 1
  2. 2
    • 2
  3. 3
    • 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  1. 1
    • 1
  2. 2
    • 2
  3. 3
    • 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8

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 prodecures from MLB.com

Updated: May 25, 2017 6:00am ET