Magic number watch: Where pennant races stand on Sept. 17

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 division.Here is how the magic numbers for Major League Baseball's division titles look on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 17: MORE: Full standings  | SN scoreboardAL EastFirst-place team:  Red Sox Magic number to eliminate:2. Orioles (14)3. Blue Jays (14)4. Yankees (10)5. Rays (Eliminated

)AL CentralFirst-place team:  IndiansMagic number to eliminate:2. Tigers (9)3. Royals (5)4. White Sox (3)5. Twins (Eliminated)AL WestFirst-place team:  RangersMagic number to eliminate:2. Mariners (6)3. Astros (5)4. A's (Eliminated)5. Angels (Eliminated)NL EastFirst-place team:  NationalsMagic number to eliminate:2. Mets (6)3. Marlins (1)4. Phillies (Eliminated)5. Braves (Eliminated)NL CentralFirst-place team:  Cubs (clinched division)Magic number to eliminate:2. Cardinals (Eliminated)3. Pirates (Eliminated)4. Brewers (Eliminated)5. Reds (Eliminated)NL WestFirst-place team:  DodgersMagic number to eliminate:2. Giants (12)3. Rockies (3)4. Diamondbacks (Eliminated)5. Padres (Eliminated)

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