Magic numbers, 9/29/2013
Baltimore 6, Boston 5
Seattle 7, Oakland 5
The Boston Red Sox have clinched the best record in the American League. They have also clinched the best record in Major League Baseball, but that does not matter for playoff seeding purposes. (The St. Louis Cardinals could match them with a Boston loss and St. Louis win on the final day.)
Boston will open the playoffs at home on Friday, 10/4, against the winner of the AL Wild Card, which will be Cleveland, Texas or Tampa.