Magic number watch: Where 's pennant races stand

The magic number is the combined number of wins by the first-place team and losses by the trailing team that will eliminate the trailing team from winning the divis

ion.Here is how the magic numbers for Major League Baseball's division titles look on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 5: MORE: Worst September collapse of every team | Full standingsAL EastFirst-place team: Blue Jays Magic number to eliminate:2. Yankees (29)3. Rays (19)4. Orioles (18)5. Red Sox (15)AL CentralFirst-place team: RoyalsMagic number to eliminate:2. Twins (16)3. Indians (13)4. White Sox (11)5. Tigers (8)AL WestFirst-place team: AstrosMagic number to eliminate:2. Rangers (26)3. Angels (23)4. Mariners (18)5. A's (12)NL EastFirst-place team: MetsMagic number to eliminate:2. Nationals (24)3. Marlins (10)4. Braves (8)5. Phillies (7)NL CentralFirst-place team: CardinalsMagic number to eliminate:2. Pirates (24)3. Cubs (20)4. Brewers (2)5. Reds (Eliminated)NL WestFirst-place team: DodgersMagic number to eliminate:2. Giants (21)3. Diamondbacks (17)4. Padres (17)5. Rockies (9)