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MLB - Week 5 of 28

American League Winning Magic Numbers

How close is your team to clinching a certain playoff spot? A Winning Magic Number is the number of games a team must win to guarantee winning a given playoff spot. Note that this definition is slightly different than the one traditionally used with MLB. Click a team name to proceed to the team playoff picture page.

American League Winning Magic Numbers
Record Rcrd Games Behind Divisional Winners Wildcard No
Playoffs
No
POs
Team DivisionDiv W L GPi
Games Played
162 game season
DV WC 1*
First Round Bye
2*
First Round Bye
3**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
4**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
5 6 7
Yankees East 13 6 19 - - 142 138 138 131 127 122 0
Guardians CentralCntr 13 6 19 - - 142 138 136 131 126 122 0
Rangers West 11 9 20 - - 141 139 137 133 129 124 0
Orioles East 12 6 18 ½ - 142 139 138 132 127 123 0
Royals CentralCntr 12 7 19 1 - 143 138 137 132 127 123 0
Rays East 11 9 20 - 141 139 138 133 129 124 0
 
Tigers CentralCntr 10 9 19 3 ½ 142 140 138 134 129 125 0
Blue Jays East 10 9 19 3 ½ 142 141 141 134 130 125 0
Red Sox East 10 10 20 1 DNCD 141 139 134 129 125 0
Angels West 9 10 19 DNCD 142 137 135 130 126 0
Mariners West 9 10 19 DNCD 142 137 135 130 126 0
Athletics West 8 11 19 DNCD 142 139 136 131 127 0
Twins CentralCntr 6 11 17 6 DNCD 143 142 138 133 129 0
Astros West 6 14 20 5 5 DNCD DNCD 142 138 134 129 0
White Sox CentralCntr 3 15 18 7 DNCD DNCD DNCD 140 136 132 0
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this spot
  • X means the team cannot win this spot
  • numeric numeric indicates the number of games that must be won to guarantee winning this spot
  • "DNCD" indicates the team Does Not Control its Destiny for this spot and thus, even after winning all remaining games, needs help from other teams to win
  • *  denotes first round bye in the playoffs
  • **  denotes first round home field advantage in the playoffs