Surging A\'s Ride Another Comeback To Series Win Over Astros

The 2018 MLB regular season ends Sunday, Sept. 30, meaning the postseason is now only two weeks away. There are still plenty of postseason races that have to be decided between now and then.

With that in mind, here is an update on the current American League postseason picture. Here is the SportsLine Projection System and here is what the AL postseason field would look like if the season ended today (Click here for the National League playoff picture):

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Here is what the MLB postseason field would look like if the season ended today. Mike Meredith/CBS Sports

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AL East leader: Red Sox (103-48)

  • Games remaining: 11 (6 Home, 5 Away)

  • Remaining opponent's winning percentage: .519

  • SportsLine's 

    AL pennant odds:

     33.3. percent

  • SportsLine's World Series odds: 17.9 percent

Boston has already clinched a postseason spot and its magic number to clinch the AL East is two, and five of its final 11 games are against the second place Yankees, including Wednesday's and Thursday's games. One win in those five head-to-head games clinches a third-straight division title for the Red Sox. Also, Boston's magic number to clinch the best record in baseball is a mere four. Any combination of Red Sox wins and Astros losses totaling four the rest of the season clinches home-field advantage throughout the postseason for the BoSox.

AL Central winner: Indians (84-66)

  • Games remaining: 12 (5 Home, 7 Away)

  • Remaining opponent's winning percentage: .434

  • SportsLine's AL pennant odds: 20.0 percent

  • SportsLine's World Series odds: 10.7 percent

The Indians have already clinched their third consecutive division title and they are 10 games behind the Astros in the loss column, which means they will almost certainly be the road team when those two clubs meet in the ALDS.