MLB pennant races and playoff picture as of September 22, 2011: New York Yankees clinches AL East pennant

22 09 2011

The New York Yankees sweep the double header against division rivals Tampa Bay Rays to clinch another AL East pennant. It is the Yankees 2nd pennant in 3 years and 12 since the Wild card era started in 1995. The Yankees beat the Rays, 4-2 in both games. The Rays are now behind by 2.5 games Boston Red Sox for the AL wild card spot. The LA Angels also tied the Rays after beating the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2.

American League

EAST

—————- – – – Wins   Losses    Games Behind   Magic Number to clinch division

NY Yankees               95           60                 —-                        Wins AL East Pennant

Boston Red Sox          88           68                  7.5   Leads AL Wildcard by 2.5 games

Tampa Bay                 85           70                  10    Trails Boston by 2.5 games for the AL Wildcard

Toronto                     78           77                   17        ELIMINATED

Baltimore                  65           90                   30        ELIMINATED

Central

Detroit Tigers           90          65                  —-            Won AL Central Title

Cleveland Indians     76         78                   13.5     ELIMINATED

Chicago White Sox    76         79                   14     ELIMINATED

Kansas City               68         88                 22.5                ELIMINATED

Minnesota                 59         95                 30.5                ELIMINATED

West

Texas Rangers            90         65                  —-                        3

LA Angels                    85         70                   5

Oakland                       69        86                   21.0        ELIMINATED

Seattle                          66        89                   24.0         ELIMINATED

National League

East                                  Wins   Losses    Games Behind   Magic Number to clinch division

Philadelphia Phillies        98         57                    —-                Won NL East

Atlanta Braves                  88         68                     10.5         Leading NL Wildcard by 1.5 games

Washington                       75         79                     22.5           Eliminated

NY Mets                             73         82                     25.0                ELIMINATED

Florida                                71         85                      27.5            Eliminated

Central

Milwaukee Brewers           91         65                    —-                     3

St. Louis Cardinals             86         69                      4.5

Cincinnati                         76         80                     15      Eliminated

Pittsburgh                         69         87                     22          ELIMINATED

Chicago Cubs                   69         87                     22        Eliminated

Houston                            53         102                     37.5       Eliminated

West

Arizona Diamondbacks  90       66                       —-                 2

San Francisco                          84       71                         5.5

LA Dodgers                         77      77                         12          Eliminated

Colorado                              70       85                        19.5          Eliminated

San Diego                            68       88                        22           ELIMINATED

Wildcard Races

AL

Boston Red Sox          88           68 (Magic number to clinch = 5)

Tampa Bay Rays             85           70   (2.5 games behind)

LA Angels                    85         70 (2.5 games behind)

NL

Atlanta Braves                  88         68  (Magic Number to clinch =6)

St. Louis Cardinals             86         69 (1.5 games behind)

San Francisco Giants         84       71 (3.5 games behind)

* Magic number is the combination of wins for the No.1 team and losses for the No.2 team in order to clinch the pennant.

Matchups if playoffs were held today

AL

NY Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

NL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves

Notes:

Philadelphia clinches NL best record

NY Yankees win AL East


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