Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Magic numbers, 9/17/2013

Monday's results:
Boston idle
Tampa 6, Texas 2
Baltimore idle
Detroit 4, Seattle 2
LAA 12, Oakland 1



If Boston wins 4 of their remaining 11 games (4-7, .364, 96 wins):
Tampa Bay cannot tie
Baltimore cannot tie

Detroit must go 9-3 to tie
Oakland must go 8-4 to tie

AL East:
Any combination of Boston wins and Tampa Bay losses totaling 4 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 8 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Detroit
Any combination of Boston wins and Oakland losses totaling 9 ensures that Boston finishes ahead of Oakland

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