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    10 days left until the end of the season. Each team has 3 series left (Chicago has a make-up game).

    Each team is listed with their season record vs each of the other contenders, what they have left vs. each, and what the remainder of their schedule is.

    Tampa Bay (MN: 4 to win East, 7 to get home field throughout AL playoffs) - Clinched playoff berth
    94-59 (49-29 home, 45-30 road)
    11-8 vs. Boston
    9-7 vs. New York (O1-3 3 games at New York)
    11-8 vs. Toronto
    3-3 vs. Chicago

    1-2 vs. Houston (S28-30 3 games at Houston)
    1-6 vs. Seattle
    3-4 vs. Oakland

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: S24-26 (3) vs. Miami
    Off-dates: S27


    Boston (MN: 7 to win wild card)
    88-65 (49-29 home, 39-36 road)
    8-11 vs. Tampa Bay
    10-6 vs. New York (S24-26 3 games at Boston)
    10-9 vs. Toronto
    3-4 vs. Chicago

    2-5 vs. Houston
    4-3 vs. Seattle
    3-3 vs. Oakland

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: S28-30 (3) at Baltimore, O1-3 (3) at Washington
    Off-dates: S27


    New York (MN: 9 to win wild card)
    86-67 (45-33 home, 41-34 road)
    7-9 vs. Tampa Bay (O1-3 3 games at New York)
    6-10 vs. Boston (S24-26 3 games at Boston)
    6-10 vs. Toronto (S28-30 3 games at Toronto)
    5-1 vs. Chicago

    4-2 vs. Houston
    5-2 vs. Seattle
    4-3 vs. Oakland

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: None
    Off-dates: S27


    Toronto (MN: 11 to win wild card)
    85-68 (44-31 home, 41-37 road)
    8-11 vs. Tampa Bay
    9-10 vs. Boston
    10-6 vs. New York (S28-30 3 games at Toronto)
    3-4 vs. Chicago

    2-4 vs. Houston
    2-4 vs. Seattle
    5-2 vs. Oakland

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: S24-26 (3) at Minnesota, O1-3 (3) vs. Baltimore
    Off-dates: S27


    Chicago - Clinched AL Central
    86-67 (49-28 home, 37-39 road)
    3-3 vs. Tampa Bay
    4-3 vs. Boston
    1-5 vs. New York

    4-3 vs. Toronto
    2-5 vs. Houston

    3-3 vs. Seattle
    4-3 vs. Oakland

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: S24-26 (3) at Cleveland, S27 (1) at Detroit, S28-29 (2) vs. Cincinnati, O1-3 (3) vs. Detroit
    Off-dates: S30


    Houston (MN: 3 to win West, 5 to get home field for ALDS)
    91-62 (47-28 home, 43-34 road)
    2-1 vs. Tampa Bay (S28-30 3 games at Houston)
    5-2 vs. Boston
    2-4 vs. New York

    4-2 vs. Toronto
    5-2 vs. Chicago

    11-8 vs. Seattle
    9-4 vs. Oakland (S24-26 3 games at Oakland, O1-3 3 games at Houston)

    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: None
    Off-dates: S27


    Seattle
    84-69 (42-33 home, 42-36 road)
    6-1 vs. Tampa Bay
    3-4 vs. Boston
    2-5 vs. New York

    4-2 vs. Toronto
    3-3 vs. Chicago

    8-11 vs. Houston
    12-4 vs. Oakland (S27-29 3 games at Seattle)
    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: S24-26 (3) at LA Angels, O1-3 (3) vs. LA Angels
    Off-dates: S30


    Oakland
    82-71 (40-38 home, 42-33 road)
    4-3 vs. Tampa Bay
    3-3 vs. Boston
    3-4 vs. New York

    2-5 vs. Toronto
    3-4 vs. Chicago

    4-9 vs. Houston (S24-26 3 games at Oakland, O1-3 3 games at Houston)
    4-12 vs. Seattle (S27-29 3 games at Seattle)
    Remaining games vs. non-contenders/NL: None
    Off-dates: S30
    Last edited by Zakath; Yesterday, 05:17 AM.
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  • #2
    Updated with 8/17 results. Yankees move ahead of Boston in the East and into the wild-card spot with the sweep in the Bronx.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zakath View Post
      Updated with 8/17 results. Yankees move ahead of Boston in the East and into the wild-card spot with the sweep in the Bronx.
      I think it's actually a three way tie now between New York, Boston and Oakland for the two wild card spots. The way Boston is dropping its a pretty good bet they'll be on the outside looking in.

      UPDATE: On the MLB.com standings page they have the three teams tied for the wild card spots.

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      • #4
        Yankees technically ahead percentagewise with one fewer loss.

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        • #5
          8/18 update: Yankees sweep series from Red Sox in the Bronx. Jays' road woes continue. Rays continue their dominance of the Orioles. Astros crowned by Royals again. Mariners like the cooking in Texas. Sox move up to 2 spot with 3rd win over Oakland.
          I want my $2

          I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

          If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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          • #6
            8/19 update: Yankees win their 7th in a row. Tampa completes sweep of the lowly Orioles, who have now lost 15 straight. Oakland's win puts them in the 2nd wild card spot over Boston, while Seattle completes their sweep of the Rangers. Astros salvage one in KC, face the Mariners next.
            I want my $2

            I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

            If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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            • #7
              8/20 update: Yankees win 8th straight, continuing their dominance of the Twins (last time the Yankees lost the season series with the Twins was in 2001). Red Sox, happy to get out of the Bronx, wallop the Rangers, while the Jays drop their third straight at home to the Tigers in 10. Mariners find Houston much less hospitable than Arlington, while the A's come home and take the first in the series with their cross-Bay rivals.
              I want my $2

              I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

              If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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              • #8
                8/21 update: Yankees keep rolling with their 9th straight win. Red Sox get pounded at home, while Toronto breaks their losing streak, shutting out the Tigers. Houston humiliates Seattle at home, while the A's blew a lead late and drop one to the Giants.
                I want my $2

                I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                • #9
                  The Yankees are the scariest team at the moment. They appeared all but dead a month or two ago but came alive in a big way. However, things change and teams get hot and then get cold. Playoff outcomes are WAG at this time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by longtimefan View Post
                    The Yankees are the scariest team at the moment. They appeared all but dead a month or two ago but came alive in a big way. However, things change and teams get hot and then get cold. Playoff outcomes are WAG at this time.
                    They were aggressive as usual at the deadline and surprisingly the starting pitching has turned out very well for them.

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                    • #11
                      8/22 update: Yankees and Red Sox both rained out. As both teams were playing non-division opponents and these were the last games of the series, who knows when the makeup games will be played. Jays lose at home to Tigers, as Cabrera joins the 500-HR club. Mariners salvage one at Houston. A's blow another lead late to drop the rubber match to their cross-Bay rivals.
                      I want my $2

                      I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                      If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                      • #12
                        Rangers-Red Sox game will be made up tomorrow, 8/23. Twins-Yankees game has been rescheduled for 9/13.
                        I want my $2

                        I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                        If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                        • #13
                          8/23 update: Yankees win their 10th straight, taking out the Braves while the Red Sox needed 11 to down the Rangers in the make-up game. Kansas City seems to have the formula to beat the Astros, as they've now taken 4 of 5 from the AL West leaders, while the A's drop their third straight at home, this time to the closing Mariners (not good news for the A's ahead of a huge weekend series with the Yankees coming to the Bay Area for 4).
                          I want my $2

                          I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                          If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                          • #14
                            8/24 update: Yankees win 11th straight. Tampa keeps up with a win at Philly, while the Red Sox hold off a late charge from the Twins. Houston finally figures out KC, while Seattle closes to within a game of the struggling A's.
                            I want my $2

                            I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                            If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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                            • #15
                              8/25 update: Tampa completes sweep in Philly, while Boston comes back from 4-0 down to tie Minnesota, only to give up a 5-spot in the tenth and lose. Houston takes rubber match from KC, while Yankees, A's, and Mariners were all off.
                              I want my $2

                              I wasn't in the last can. I was in the first can. You started at the wrong end. - Tosh

                              If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. - GH 1943-2001

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