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MLB Standings: Opening Day 2023 is just around the corner

Before diving into the MLB games today rundown for 2023 MLB, here are the final 2022 MLB standings. Our Sportsnaut’s MLB power rankings and MLB playoff predictions will provide additional perspective on the upcoming season before Opening Day

Bookmark this page for the latest MLB standings from Opening Day through the final out of the 2023 World Series.

MLB Standings 2023

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What does MLB stand for?

MLB stands for Major League Baseball, a professional baseball organization in the United States. While professional baseball started in 1869. The National League was founded in February 1876 and the American League started in 1901. This is the 147th season in MLB history.

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How many teams are in MLB?

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There are 30 MLB teams. The National League is home to the oldest teams, including the Atlanta Braves (formerly Boston Red Stockings), Chicago Cubs (previously Chicago White Stockings), Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants.

The New York Yankees were founded in 1901, along with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Guardians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. In 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks were formed, becoming the most recently expanded MLB teams.

The MLB standings are broken down into six separate divisions, three each in the American League and National League. Each division has five teams.

How many games are left in the MLB season?

There are 162 games in the upcoming 2023 MLB season, with Opening Day starting on Thursday, March 30. As each game finishes, our live MLB standings will be updated.

MLB standings use fractions — 0.5 games — to help determine the order when teams have played a different number of games.

Who has the best record in MLB?

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The Los Angeles Dodgers had the best record in MLB for the 2022 season. LA finished with a record of 111-51 and had the best overall mark for the league. They were also the first team to clinch their division — the NL West — this season. The Houston Astros had the next-best record overall, and in the American League, at 106-56. The Astros edged out the AL East champion New York Yankees, who had a record of 99-63.

Behind the Dodgers in the senior circuit, the NL East champion Atlanta Braves ended the season at 101-61. Rounding out the best records in the MLB standings were the New York Mets (101-61, NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals (93-69), the AL Central champ Cleveland Guardians (92-70), and Toronto Blue Jays (92-70).

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How many wild card teams are there in MLB?

There are six wild card teams in the MLB playoffs. Under the new MLB collective-bargaining agreement, the postseason was expanded, starting in 2022. There are three wild card teams in the NL and three teams in the AL. Each wild card team with the lowest seed faces the division winner with the lowest record. The format looks like this:

  • No. 6 wild card team vs No. 3 division winner
  • No. 5 wild card team vs No. 4 wild card team

Each AL and NL Wild Card series is a best-of-three set. The No. 1 seed, the team with the best record in each league, hosts the winner of the 4 vs. 5 matchups. Meanwhile, the No. 2 seed faces the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 in the Divisional Round.

  • 2022 NL Wild Card teams: Cardinals, Mets, Padres, Phillies
  • 2022 AL Wild Card teams: Guardians, Blue Jays, Mariners, Rays

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When is the MLB World Series?

The MLB regular season concluded on Oct. 5 and the playoffs began two days later. The postseason then comes to a close with the 2022 World Series, which kicked off on Oct. 28, and ended on Nov. 5 with a Game 6 win by the Houston Astros over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Who won the MLB World Series in 2022?

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The Houston Astros returned to the World Series for a second straight season in 2022. However, while they fell short against the Atlanta Braves last year, this season they were able to overcome a different NL East squad in the Philadelphia Phillies to win their second World Series title in franchise history, three games to two.

2022 World Series recap

Who won the MLB World Series in 2021?

The Atlanta Braves won the World Series in 2021, defeating the Houston Astros in six games. Jorge Soler, who signed with the Miami Marlins this offseason, won the 2021 World Series MVP after hitting three home runs and posting a 1.191 OPS with six RBI. It was a remarkable outcome considering Atlanta finished the 2021 regular season 12th in the MLB standings.

2021 World Series recap

Recent World Series winners

  • 2022: Houston Astros (6 games vs Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 2021: Atlanta Braves (6 games vs Houston Astros)
  • 2020: Los Angeles Dodgers (6 games vs Tampa Bay Rays)
  • 2019: Washington Nationals (7 games vs Houston Astros)
  • 2018: Boston Red Sox (5 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • 2017: Houston Astros (7 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • 2016: Chicago Cubs (7 games vs Cleveland Guardians)
  • 2015: Kansas City Royals (5 games vs New York Mets)
  • 2014: San Francisco Giants (7 games vs Kansas City Royals)
  • 2013: Boston Red Sox (6 games vs St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 2012: San Francisco Giants (4 games vs Detroit Tigers)
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (7 games vs Texas Rangers)