MLB Standings: Giants, Athletics Holding Strong In Playoff Race

Both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics are running out of regular season games, but are looking to hang on down the stretch and move on to the postseason.

After their 6-3 win on Tuesday night, the Giants have extended their lead to a season-high 8.5 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers with 14 games left on the schedule. Their magic number to clinch the NL West is down to seven.

As for the Athletics, they've dropped two straight after their 12-2 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night, with two more stops against the Yankees and Rangers left on their schedule. They hold a half-game lead over the Orioles in the AL Wild Card Race, and are three games back of Texas in the AL West.

You can check out the entire standings here.


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
San Francisco 85 63 .574 0 Won 2
Los Angeles 76 71 .517 8.5 Lost 1
Arizona 73 74 .496 11.5 Won 2
San Diego 71 77 .479 14 Lost 1
Colorado 58 89 .394 26.5 Lost 4

(updated 9.19.2012 at 8:10 AM PDT)



American League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Oakland 84 63 .571 0 Won 2
Baltimore 84 64 .567 0.5 Won 3
Los Angeles 81 67 .547 3.5 Won 2
Detroit 78 69 .530 6 Won 1
Tampa Bay 78 70 .527 6.5 Lost 2
Seattle 70 79 .469 15 Lost 3
Boston 68 81 .456 17 Won 2
Toronto 66 79 .455 17 Won 1
Kansas City 66 81 .448 18 Lost 2
Cleveland 61 87 .412 23.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 61 87 .412 23.5 Won 1

(updated 9.19.2012 at 8:10 AM PDT)


For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the A's side of things, check out Athletics Nation.

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