Thursday, September 19, 2013

Magic numbers, 9/19/2013

Wednesday's Games:
Baltimore 5, Boston 3
Tampa 4, Texas 3
LAA 5 , Oakland4
Seattle 8, Detroit 0
If Boston wins 4 of their remaining 9 games (4-5, .444, 96 wins):
Tampa Bay cannot tie
Baltimore cannot tie
NY Yankees cannot tie

Detroit must go 8-2 to tie
Oakland must go 7-3 to tie

AL East:
Any combination of Boston wins and Tampa Bay losses totaling 3 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Tampa Bay
Any combination of Boston wins and Baltimore losses totaling 1 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Baltimore


Best Record in AL:
Any combination of Boston wins and Detroit losses totaling 7 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Detroit
Any combination of Boston wins and Oakland losses totaling 8 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Oakland

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