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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  • forensic

    Dare I say, it’s RAB after dark…

  • vinny-b

    the Angels are 2-back.

  • forensic

    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.

    • Chris

      If they’re they do edge out the Rangers for best record, the Rangers are second, then who would they play in Rd 1?

      • Daiello18

        Wildcard winner.

        • Chris

          Even if the O’s take the wildcard? Has that aspect of the format changed as well?

          • MannyGeee

            yes. you can now play someone in your division before the ALCS, should the WC line up as such.

  • Kosmo

    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.

  • vicki

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

  • Kosmo

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

  • Better off Eddard

    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.

    • Kosmo

      Texas could lose the AL West division to Oakland and get in as the wildcard. If Oakland wins tonight vs. Texas they would be 2 games back of Texas, Texas then has 3 games with LA, if they lose 2 out of 3 to LA and Oakland wins 2 out of 3 from Seattle it will come down to the last 3 games of the year with Texas in Oakland. Lot of ifs and it could get crazy.

      • Better off Eddard

        So what happens if Texas, LA Angels, and Oakland all tie for the division and Baltimore ties those teams for the WC?

        • Go Back To Syrio Forel

          Chaos ensues.

        • Kosmo

          I haven´t a clue. Is that even possible ?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Somehow, the Astros get in, then.

          • rek4gehrig

            Lol. U are too much :-)

        • CUYanks
    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’d rather stay home than get the WC? I get the sentiment, but it’s not meaningless. It’s still a chance.

      I’d take my chances against Scherzer and Fister any year. Also, that’s what she said.

  • Darren

    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.

    • Better off Eddard

      #2 seed still starts on the road for Games 1 and 2. Thank Bud for this scheduling fiasco.

      • Darren

        Holy shit, are you serious? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Bud Selig is such an assclown.

    • gc

      Just keep winning games and let the chips fall where they may. If that means best record because the other teams are faltering or beating each other up, so be it. WIN GAMES.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Picked a convenient time for this but who cares:

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

  • Matt :: Sec110

    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.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    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

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

    • Laz

      # 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.