Another Look At The MLB Pennant Races
Linkedin

Another Look At The MLB Pennant Races

New York City : NY : USA | Sep 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
2007 World series Colorado Rockies VS. Boston Red Sox ticket controversy

With eight days left in the regular season, things are becoming a little clearer in the pennant races. Let's take a look.

American League East

The Yankees beat Minnesota this afternoon to open up a 2 game lead on Baltimore. The Orioles host Toronto tonight. Tampa is 5 1/2 games off the pace despite having won 6 straight. It may be too little too late for the Rays who are still alive in the wikdcard race. The Rays are in Boston tonight. The Red Sox and the Blue Jays are OUT.

American League Central

Detroit and Chicago are in a dead heat. It could be that the winner takes all as the team that finishes 2nd probably will not get the wildcard. The Tigers host Kansas City while the Sox host Cleveland tonight. KC, Minny and Cleveland are OUT.

American League West

The Texas Rangers have a 4 game lead on the Oakland A's who remain alive for a wildcard. The Angels are 6 back and are also alive in the wildcard hunt but need to chase down Oakland or Baltimore. Seattle is OUT.

American League Wildcard Standings

Baltimore and Oakland sit atop the AL Wildcard standings. They are being chased by the LA Angels who are 2 games back and Tampa who is 3 back. Detroit and Chicago are 5 back.

National League East

Washington leads Atlanta by 4 with both teams having clinched a playoff berth. The Phillies are barely alive for a wildcard. The Mets and Miami are OUT.

National League Central

Cinci has clinched the division. Milwaukee and Pittsburgh are still in the wildcard chase with time running out. Houston and the Cubbies are OUT.

National League West

San Francisco has clinched the division despite the 50 game suspension handed out to Melky Cabrera earlier in the season. The Dodgers and Arizona are only mathematically still alive in the wildcard race. San Diego and Colorado are OUT.

National League Wildcard Standings

Atlanta who has clinched a wildcard and St. Louis are tied at the top and only a complete collapse would change that. The Dodgers faded and are 4 1/2 back as is Milwaukee. The Phillies and Arizona are 5 1/2 back.

I will update daily until the playoff participants are determined. If you're a baseball fan, it's a great time of the year.

1 of 1
MLB Pennant Races
Eight days left in the regular season
Les MacDonald is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • White Sox, Angels lose, resurgent Rays win

      Taiwan News
    The playoff hopes of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels took significant hits as both suffered defeats on Thursday, while the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays edged back into the postseason picture. In a vital game in Chicago, the Rays beat the...
  • Athletics beat Rangers, keep 2-game wild-card lead

      Taiwan News
    The Oakland Athletics maintained their two-game lead in the race for the last American League wild card berth by beating Texas 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday, also closing within four games of the Rangers for the AL West lead.
  • White Sox go deep but come up short and are caught by Tigers

      Los Angeles Times
    The Cleveland Indians edged the White Sox, 4-3, and hours later the Detroit Tigers climbed into a tie with Chicago atop the American League Central with a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals . "We knew it wasn't going to be easy," said White Sox...
  • A's falter, Rays win eighth straight, Tigers win history-making game

      Los Angeles Times
    The Oakland Athletics ' hopes of winning the American League West were dashed Thursday with their 9-7 loss to the first-place Texas Rangers , who now have a four-game lead over Oakland with six games to play. But the Athletics still are clinging to...
  • Yankees maintain AL East lead

      Los Angeles Times
    The New York Yankees still lead the American League East with one week left in the regular season, and two reasons are the resurgence of CC Sabathia and Ichiro Suzuki . Sabathia struck out 10 batters in eight innings for his first win in six starts,...
  • Nats and Rangers close in, Yanks and Sox lose

      Merced Sun-Star
    Washington and Texas can wrap up division titles this weekend...Gio Gonzalez pitched the NL East-leading Nationals past Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday night, becoming the first 21-game winner in the majors...Louis has a three-game lead over the Dodgers...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.