Wild Card season is only heating up as we near the end next week. Maybe we will know who will make it next week or maybe we will be left on a cliffhanger for the last game of the season. Today will focus on the chances of each team winning in home vs. road games since every win counts right now.
What the numbers mean: The negative number is how many fewer wins they have on the road vs. how many more wins they have at home. This was found by taking their home and away splits and plugging them into a formula for the answer.
-3.45 to 3.72
Magic Number: 2
Schedule: At home vs. Miami and San Francisco and finish on the road at Kansas City.
-1.74 to 1.87
Magic Number: 8
Schedule: At San Diego, then a homestand with Miami and Los Angeles.
-0.1 to 1.05
Schedule: Homestand vs. Chicago and Cincinnati, then on the road at St. Louis.
St. Louis Cardinals
-1.58 to 1.73
Schedule: At Pittsburgh, then a homestand with Chicago and Milwaukee.
New York Yankees
-2.83 to 3.09
Magic Number: 1
Schedule: At Toronto, then at home with Kansas City, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.
-1.01 to 0.93
Magic Number: 6
Schedule: At Detroit, then vs. Cleveland and Detroit at home.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
-0.97 to 1.09
Schedule: At Houston and Chicago, then vs. Seattle at home.
-0.97 to 1.09
Schedule: At Oakland, then at home vs. Houston and Oakland.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.
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