MLB League Standings

2023 Major League Baseball Magic Numbers

American League

AL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
BAL 2/160 2 0 1.000   160 160 160 160 160 160 159 159 160 160 159 159 159 159
BOS 3/159 2 1 .666 .5 [161]   160 160 160 160 160 159 159 160 160 159 159 159 159
NYY 3/159 2 1 .666 .5 [161] 160   160 160 160 160 159 159 160 160 159 159 159 159
KAN 3/159 2 1 .666 1 [161] 160 160   160 160 160 159 159 160 160 159 159 159 159
MIN 2/160 1 1 .500 1 [162] 161 161 161   161 161 160 160 161 161 160 160 160 160
CLE 2/160 1 1 .500 1.5 [162] 161 161 161 161   161 160 160 161 161 160 160 160 160
TEX 2/160 1 1 .500 1.5 [162] 161 161 161 161 161   160 160 161 161 160 160 160 160
HOU 3/159 1 2 .333 1.5 .5 [162] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161]   160 [161] [161] 160 160 160 160
CWS 3/159 1 2 .333 2 .5 [162] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] 160   [161] [161] 160 160 160 160
DET 1/161 0 1 .000 1.5 .5 [163] 162 162 162 162 162 162 161 161   162 161 161 161 161
TAM 1/161 0 1 .000 1.5 .5 [163] 162 162 162 162 162 162 161 161 162   161 161 161 161
TOR 2/160 0 2 .000 2 1 [163] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] 161 161 [162] [162]   161 161 161
LAA 2/160 0 2 .000 2.5 1 [163] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] 161 161 [162] [162] 161   161 161
OAK 2/160 0 2 .000 2.5 1 [163] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] 161 161 [162] [162] 161 161   161
SEA 2/160 0 2 .000 2.5 1 [163] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] 161 161 [162] [162] 161 161 161  

National League

NL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
PHI 2/160 2 0 1.000   161 161 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 158 160 159
LAD 3/159 3 0 1.000 160   160 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 157 159 158
CIN 2/160 2 0 1.000 .5 161 161   160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 158 160 159
COL 4/158 3 1 .750 .5 [160] [160] [160]   159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 157 159 158
STL 3/159 2 1 .666 .5 [161] [161] [161] 160   160 160 160 160 160 160 160 158 160 159
ARI 3/159 2 1 .666 1 [161] [161] [161] 160 160   160 160 160 160 160 160 158 160 159
CHC 3/159 2 1 .666 1 [161] [161] [161] 160 160 160   160 160 160 160 160 158 160 159
ATL 2/160 1 1 .500 1 .5 [162] [162] [162] 161 161 161 161   161 161 161 161 159 161 160
MIA 2/160 1 1 .500 1 .5 [162] [162] [162] 161 161 161 161 161   161 161 161 159 161 160
NYM 2/160 1 1 .500 1 .5 [162] [162] [162] 161 161 161 161 161 161   161 161 159 161 160
WAS 2/160 1 1 .500 1 .5 [162] [162] [162] 161 161 161 161 161 161 161   161 159 161 160
MIL 2/160 1 1 .500 1.5 .5 [162] [162] [162] 161 161 161 161 161 161 161 161   159 161 160
SDG 4/158 1 3 .250 2.5 1.5 [162] [162] [162] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161] [161]   [161] [160]
SFO 1/161 0 1 .000 2 1 [163] [163] [163] 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 160   161
PIT 2/160 0 2 .000 2 1.5 [163] [163] [163] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] [162] 160 [162]  

Six teams from each league qualify for the playoffs:

  • The three division winners, who are ranked 1-3 regardless of their records
  • The next three best teams by record, regardless of division

The top two seeded division winners in each league earn a first-round bye.

Clinched division
Clinched wild-card berth
Eliminated from the playoffs

Any tie for any position

  1. The team with the best record in head to head play.
  2. The team with the best overall record in intra-division games.
  3. The team with the best overall record in inter-division games.
  4. The team with the best record in the final 81 games of the season, ignoring inter-league play.
  5. The team with the best record in the final 82 games of the season, extending backward until the tie is broken.

Tiebreaking procedures from mlb.com

Updated: February 26, 2024 5:00am GMT