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

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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)