Notes for Oct. 12:
Jays-Rangers Game 4, if necessary, will be played at 4 p.m. ET if Royals-Astros Game 4 is also necessary. Otherwise, Jays-Rangers Game 4 will be played at 1 p.m. ET.
Cardinals-Cubs Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m. ET if both the Royals-Astros and Jays-Rangers series are still being played. If one of those series is over, then Cardinals-Cubs will play at 4:30 ET.
Dodgers-Mets Game 3 will be played at 8:30 p.m. ET if both the Royals-Astros and Jays-Rangers series are still being played. If one of those series is over, then Dodgers-Mets will play at 8 ET.
Due to the strike in 1981, the season was split into two halves and playoff seedings were determined using the winners from each half. The first half began on April 9 and ended June 11, while the second half started on August 10 and ended October 4. Overall standings are presented here for reference but were not used to determine playoff berths.