Late-night standings update


The Orioles, Rays, and Angels all won on Wednesday night, meaning the playoff picture did not change at all. Another day did tick off the calendar, however. Baltimore is two games back of the Yankees in the AL East while the Rays are five back. The magic number to clinch the division is six with seven games to play. The Angels are four back for the second wildcard spot, and the magic number to clinch a postseason berth is down to just four. Hooray for that.

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  1. forensic says:

    Dare I say, it’s RAB after dark…

  2. vinny-b says:

    the Angels are 2-back.

  3. forensic says:

    On the outside chance that it ends up mattering, the Yankees are also just one game back of the Rangers for the best record in the AL.

  4. Kosmo says:

    another possible but perhaps unlikely scenario, is Oakland ties Texas for the AL West. They still have 4 games to play with one another and Texas has 3 with LA. Could get interesting.

  5. vicki says:

    nobody but eric gagne has the balls to tell the truth IN FRENCH.

  6. Kosmo says:

    Quel est le titre de son livre, Les petites boules?

  7. Better off Eddard says:

    Clinching a WC berth is meaningless, we only care about the division. Let Baltimore, Oakland, Tampa and LA Angels fight it out in one game to decide it all. If we get best record we’ll face the winner of that mess who I think will be preferable to facing the Tigers again. Last year it wasn’t Verlander who did us in, it was Scherzer and Fister.

  8. Darren says:

    I do not want to go on the road for Games 1 and 2 if we get the best record. I’ll take second best, thank you very much.

    Also, magig Number is meaningless right now. Considering in 2 days we we could be in second place.

  9. Hall and Nokes says:

    Picked a convenient time for this but who cares:

    Yankee home runs: 129 home 104 road
    Baltimore home runs: 120 home 84 road

  10. According the the standings, the Angels are 2 games back of the 2nd wild card (Oakland) and 5 back from Baltimore. And 5 games back in the West.

  11. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Wait…..Yanks are two games up instead of 1 1/2? Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, but I’m missing where the extra half game came from.

    • Kosmo says:

      I think he´s referring to 2 in the loss column and only 1 game in the win column.

    • Laz says:

      # of losses is what really matters at this point of year, especially when teams going to the postseason expect to win more then half of games they play. If the yankees go 5/2 hereout the best the o’s can do is tie.

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