MLB standings 2021: Updated playoff bracket, magic numbers as of Sept. 21

The 2021 MLB season is quickly winding down, and because it nears its end a number of postseason races have drawn many of the focus.

All however two divisional races seem locked up. The Braves surged into first place in August and are holding to the highest spot early in September with the Phillies and Mets not too far behind them. The Giants have quietly been the perfect crew in baseball  for many of the season, but discover themselves holding off an extremely gifted Dodgers squad within the NL West.

Each the races for the wild card look to be fights to the end. Within the American League, the Pink Sox and Yankees entered September clinging to the highest two spots, however have confronted strain from the Blue Jays, Mariners and Athletics. The crew that finishes second within the NL West is all however assured to wrap up the primary wild card, however the second spot is huge open because the Reds, Padres, Phillies, Cardinals and Mets are all inside putting distance of each other.

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MLB standings 2021

American League playoff bracket

Standings up to date after video games performed on Tuesday, Sept. 21

Seed Workforce Division File Proportion
1 Rays East 93-59 .612
2 Astros West 90-61 .596
3 White Sox Central 85-66 .563
4 (WC) Pink Sox East 87-65 .572
5 (WC) Blue Jays East 85-66 .563

American League wild-card standings

  • WC1: Pink Sox, 87-65 (.572)
  • WC2: Blue Jays, 85-66 (.563)


  • Yankees, 85-67 (.559), 0.5
  • Athletics, 82-69 (.550), 3 GB
  • Mariners, 82-69 (.540), 3 GB
  • Indians, 74-76 (.493), 10.5 GB
  • Tigers, 74-78 (.487), 11.5 GB
  • Angels, 72-79 (.477), 13 GB
  • Royals, 69-83 (.454), ELIMINATED
  • Twins, 66-85 (.437), ELIMINATED
  • Rangers, 55-96 (.364), ELIMINATED
  • Orioles, 48-103 (.318), ELIMINATED

Nationwide League playoff bracket

Standings up to date after video games performed on Tuesday, Sept. 21

Seed Workforce Division File Proportion
1 Giants West 98-53 .649
2 Brewers Central 91-60 .603
3 Braves East 79-70 .530
4 (WC) Dodgers West 97-54 .642
5 (WC) Cardinals Central 81-69 .540

Nationwide League wild card standings

  • WC1: Dodgers, 97-54 (.642)
  • WC2: Cardinals, 81-69 (.540)

  • Reds, 78-74 (.513), 4 GB
  • Phillies, 77-74 (.510), 4.5 GB
  • Padres, 76-74 (.507), 5 GB
  • Mets, 73-78 (.483), 8.5 GB
  • Rockies, 70-80 (.467), 11 GB
  • Cubs, 67-84 (.444), ELIMINATED
  • Marlins, 64-87 (.424), ELIMINATED
  • Nationals, 62-89 (.411), ELIMINATED
  • Pirates, 57-94 (.377), ELIMINATED
  • Diamondbacks, 48-103 (.318), ELIMINATED

MLB magic numbers for 2021

That is the half the place followers of groups in playoff spots — or these simply outdoors — actually begin to get out the calculators. The magic quantity is the mix of a crew’s wins and/or losses by its closest competitor wanted to clinch a playoff spot.

The magic quantity is listed for every crew main the division to assert the title, and the elimination quantity listed for groups trailing within the division. The identical info is supplied for these within the chase for the wild card. Data comes from

Up to date after video games on Tuesday, Sept. 21

AL East

Rays, 5/x

Pink Sox, x/5

Blue Jays, x/4

Yankees, x/3

Orioles, x/x

AL Central

White Sox, 2/x

Indians, x/2

Tigers, x/x

Royals, x/x

Twins, x/x

AL West

Astros, 4/x

Athletics, x/4

Mariners, x/4

Angels, x/x

Rangers, x/x

AL Wild Card

Pink Sox, 12.5/x

Blue Jays, 11/x

Yankees, x/9

Athletics, x/9

Mariners, x/9

Indians, x/2

Tigers, x/x

Angels, x/x

Royals, x/x

Twins, x/x

Rangers, x/x

Orioles, x/x

NL East

Braves, 10/x

Phillies, x/10

Mets, x/6

Marlins, x/x

Nationals, x/x

NL Central


Cardinals, x/3

Reds, x/x

Cubs, x/x

Pirates, x/x

NL West


Dodgers, x/11

Padres, x/x

Rockies, x/x

Diamondbacks, x/x

NL Wild Card


Cardinals, 8/x

Reds, x/8

Phillies, x/8

Padres, x/8

Mets, x/4

Rockies, x/2

Cubs, x/x

Marlins, x/x

Nationals, x/x

Pirates, x/x

Diamondbacks, x/x

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