MLB League Standings

2021 Major League Baseball Magic Numbers

Update to how "No Control" numbers are presented

We've previously shown the letters "NC" if a team has no control of their own destiny for a seed. We've had some user feedback that suggested we try showing the number anyway, even if the team needs help to secure that seed.

We'll be testing this out on the MLB & NHL standings pages. You'll now see a teams Magic Number, faded out and surrounded by brackets, when they have no control of their own destiny, but can still achieve a seed with help from the other teams.

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American League

AL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
OAK 32/130 19 13 .593   131 131 131 131 130 129 129 130 129 128 127 128 126 122
BOS 31/131 18 13 .580 .5 132   132 132 132 131 130 130 131 130 129 128 129 127 123
CLE 29/133 16 13 .551 1.5 134 134   134 134 133 132 132 133 132 131 130 131 129 125
CWS 29/133 16 13 .551 1.5 134 134 134   134 133 132 132 133 132 131 130 131 129 125
KAN 29/133 16 13 .551 1.5 134 134 134 134   133 132 132 133 132 131 130 131 129 125
NYY 30/132 16 14 .533 2 .5 [134] [134] [134] [134] [134]   132 132 133 132 131 130 131 129 125
SEA 32/130 17 15 .531 2 .5 [133] [133] [133] [133] [133] [132]   131 [132] 131 130 129 130 128 124
TAM 32/130 17 15 .531 2 .5 [133] [133] [133] [133] [133] [132] 131   [132] 131 130 129 130 128 124
TOR 29/133 15 14 .517 2.5 1 [135] [135] [135] [135] [135] 134 133 133   133 132 131 132 130 126
HOU 30/132 15 15 .500 3 1.5 [135] [135] [135] [135] [135] [134] 133 133 [134]   132 131 132 130 126
BAL 31/131 15 16 .483 3.5 2 [135] [135] [135] [135] [135] [134] [133] [133] [134] [133]   131 132 130 126
TEX 32/130 15 17 .468 4 2.5 [135] [135] [135] [135] [135] [134] [133] [133] [134] [133] [132]   [132] 130 126
LAA 29/133 13 16 .448 4.5 3 [137] [137] [137] [137] [137] [136] [135] [135] [136] [135] 134 133   132 128
MIN 29/133 11 18 .379 6.5 5 [139] [139] [139] [139] [139] [138] [137] [137] [138] [137] [136] [135] [136]   130
DET 31/131 9 22 .290 9.5 8 [141] [141] [141] [141] [141] [140] [139] [139] [140] [139] [138] [137] [138] [136]  

National League

NL GP/R W L W% GB WCGB
SFO 31/131 18 13 .580   132 131 131 130 130 130 129 130 132 129 131 129 128 126
STL 31/131 18 13 .580 132   131 131 130 130 130 129 130 132 129 131 129 128 126
SDG 32/130 18 14 .562 .5 [132] [132]   131 130 130 130 129 130 [132] 129 131 129 128 126
MIL 31/131 17 14 .548 1 [133] [133] 132   131 131 131 130 131 [133] 130 132 130 129 127
LAD 32/130 17 15 .531 1.5 [133] [133] [132] [132]   131 131 130 131 [133] 130 [132] 130 129 127
PHI 31/131 16 15 .516 2 .5 [134] [134] [133] [133] 132   132 131 132 [134] 131 [133] 131 130 128
ARI 30/132 15 15 .500 2.5 1 [135] [135] [134] [134] 133 133   132 133 [135] 132 [134] 132 131 129
CHC 31/131 15 16 .483 3 1.5 [135] [135] [134] [134] [133] [133] [133]   [133] [135] 132 [134] 132 131 129
CIN 29/133 14 15 .482 3 1.5 [136] [136] [135] [135] 134 134 134 133   [136] 133 [135] 133 132 130
NYM 25/137 12 13 .480 3 1.5 138 138 137 137 136 136 136 135 136   135 137 135 134 132
ATL 30/132 14 16 .466 3.5 2 [136] [136] [135] [135] [134] [134] [134] 133 [134] [136]   [135] 133 132 130
WAS 26/136 12 14 .461 3.5 2 [138] [138] 137 137 136 136 136 135 136 [138] 135   135 134 132
MIA 29/133 13 16 .448 4 2.5 [137] [137] [136] [136] [135] [135] [135] 134 [135] [137] 134 [136]   133 131
PIT 30/132 13 17 .433 4.5 3 [137] [137] [136] [136] [135] [135] [135] [134] [135] [137] [134] [136] [134]   131
COL 31/131 12 19 .387 6 4.5 [138] [138] [137] [137] [136] [136] [136] [135] [136] [138] [135] [137] [135] [134]  

Two-way tie for the division or wildcard

  1. A one game tie-breaker is played between the two teams, winner take all.

Two-way tie between division winners

  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 record in the final 81 games of the season, ignoring inter-league play.
  4. The team with the best record in the final 82 games of the season, extending backward until the tie is broken.

Three-way tie for the division or wildcard

  1. The team with the best intra-division record is determined as Team C. If intra-division records are tied, refer to above tie-breakers to determine team C.
  2. The other two teams, A and B, play one game.
  3. The winner of this game plays team C in one game.
  4. The winner of this second game is the winner of the tie-breaker.

Tiebreaking prodecures from MLB.com

Updated: May 6, 2021 12:00pm ET