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Updated MLB Tie Table through 5/13

We have a new leader above the table with the Los Angeles Dodgers edging out the Tampa Bay Rays over the past week for our top spot. In a way this can be viewed as TOSS’s MLB Power Rankings. By factoring in Extra Inning games into the total points category, we can get a view of the quality for a team’s season. Playoff teams are in bold Below.

MLB TeamsPoints
Los Angeles Dodgers27.5
Tampa Bay Rays26
Houston Astros25.5
Philadelphia Phillies24.5
Minnesota Twins24.5
Milwaukee Brewers24
New York Yankees23
San Diego Padres22.5
Chicago Cubs22.5
Cleveland Indians22
Atlanta Braves21.5
St. Louis Cardinals21
Boston Red Sox21
Arizona Diamondbacks20.5
Oakland Athletics19.5
Los Angeles Angels19.5
Cincinnati Reds19.5
Seattle Mariners18.5
Texas Rangers18.5
New York Mets18.5
Colorado Rockies18.5
Chicago White Sox18.5
Pittsburgh Pirates18
Detroit Tigers17.5
Toronto Blue Jays16
San Francisco Giants16
Washington Nationals16
Kansas City Royals15.5
Baltimore Orioles14
Miami Marlins11

AL Playoff Standings

  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Houston Astros
  • Minnesota Twins
    • New York Yankees
    • Cleveland Indians

NL Playoff Standings

  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Milwaukee Brewers
    • San Diego Padres
    • Chicago Cubs

A couple of notable Tie Stats of this season up to this point:

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to lead the league in extra inning games with 8 posting a 6-2 record in those games.
  • 6 teams have yet to win an extra inning game:
    • (0 wins) – White Sox, Indians, Angels, Dodgers, Rays, and Rangers
  • 8 teams have yet to lose an extra inning game:
    • Red Sox, Cubs, Astros, Twins, Yankees, Giants, Mariners, and Cardinals
  • 5 Teams have played only 1 extra inning game:
    • White Sox, Astros, Angels, Dodgers, and Twins

With the analytic age among us it is easy to gloss over such a simple measure of the season so far. With 162 regular season games and 1,458 innings to pitch per team, ties would go a long way in helping with overuse. Especially, warming up in the pen. People only see the innings pitched however we don’t consider the amount of wear and tear from throwing programs and warming up in the pen. Ending all games in the 9th would help pitchers stay healthy and 100%, so when relievers actually get in the game their arms aren’t fatigued pitching 3 or 4 days out of the week.



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