MLB Playoff Bracket

2018 MLB Magic Numbers

  1. 1
    • 1
      • 1
        • 1
          • 1
  2. 2
    • 2
      • 2
        • 2
          • 2
  3. 3
    • 3
      • 3
        • 3
          • 3
  4. 4
    • 4
      • 4
        • 4
          • 4
  5. 5
    • 5
      • 5
        • 5
          • 5
  6. 6
    • 6
      • 6
        • 6
          • 6
  7. 7
    • 7
      • 7
        • 7
          • 7
  8. 8
    • 8
      • 8
        • 8
          • 8
  1. 1
    • 1
      • 1
        • 1
          • 1
  2. 2
    • 2
      • 2
        • 2
          • 2
  3. 3
    • 3
      • 3
        • 3
          • 3
  4. 4
    • 4
      • 4
        • 4
          • 4
  5. 5
    • 5
      • 5
        • 5
          • 5
  6. 6
    • 6
      • 6
        • 6
          • 6
  7. 7
    • 7
      • 7
        • 7
          • 7
  8. 8
    • 8
      • 8
        • 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: October 18, 2018 12:00am ET