With parity out and going for it -- or the opposite of that -- in across baseball, the difference between the teams at the top and those stuck at the bottom seems greater than ever. Whether your team is chasing the 100-win mark or trying to avoid triple-digit losses, we're keeping tabs on its chances of hitting the century mark as the 2018 season enters its final months.
Overall, there are three teams on pace for 100 wins and three on pace for 100 losses -- all in the American League. With six teams on pace to hit the number 100 this year, 2018 isn't far off the pace of 2002, when there were seven (four 100-loss teams and three 100-win teams).
Who has a chance to help make parity-less baseball history, and what would it mean?
THE 100-WIN-PACE CLUB
Boston Red Sox (79-34): On pace for 113 wins
Fresh off a sweep of the Yankees, Boston is on track to shatter the franchise record of 105 wins, set in 1912. The most games the Red Sox have ever won in a 162-game season is 99 in 1978, when they lost a one-game playoff to the Yankees for the division.
-- Red Sox's 100-win seasons: 3 (1946, 1915, 1912)
Houston Astros (71-42): On pace for 101 wins
The Astros' 101-win pace matches last season's total and would tie for the second-most victories in franchise history behind the 102-win 1998 team.
-- Astros' 100-win seasons: 2 (2017, 1998)
New York Yankees (68-42): On pace for 100 wins
This would be the 20th 100-win season in franchise history. The Yankees' 19 100-win seasons are the most by any franchise, but the Yankees haven't won 100 games since they won 103 in 2009, when they won their most recent World Series title.
-- Yankees' 100-win seasons: 19 (most recent: 2009)
What it means:
-- Having three teams reach 100 would tie the record for the most 100-win teams in a season. Three teams reached 100 wins in 2017, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1977 and 1942.
-- The Red Sox and Yankees are both currently on pace to win more than 100 games. This would be just the fourth time in the divisional era that a pair of 100-win teams came out of one division.
THE 100-LOSS-PACE CLUB
Baltimore Orioles (34-78): On pace for 112 losses
This has a chance to be the most losses in a season in franchise history. The current mark is 111 losses in 1939 as the St. Louis Browns. The last time the Orioles lost 100 games was 1988, when they lost 107.
-- Orioles' 100-loss seasons: 11 (most recent: 1988)
Kansas City Royals (34-77): On pace for 112 losses
That would be six more losses than in any other season in franchise history. The Royals' current mark is 106 losses in 2005.
-- Royals' 100-loss seasons: 4 (2006, 2005, 2004, 2002)
Chicago White Sox (41-70): On pace for 102 losses
The 2018 White Sox could tie the 1932 squad for the second-most losses in a season in franchise history. The most was 106 in 1970, which was also the team's most recent 100-loss season.
-- White Sox's 100-loss seasons: 3 (1970, 1948, 1932)
What it means:
-- Having three teams reach 100 losses would put 2018 tied for second-most 100-loss teams in a season. Three teams reached 100 losses in 1985, 1965, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1954, 1912 and 1908. The most was four 100-loss teams in 2002.
-- Only once have there been three 100-loss teams in the same league. That was in 2002, with the Devil Rays, Royals and Tigers.
-- The Royals and Orioles are both on pace for 112 losses. The only time there has been two teams with 110 losses in a season was 1969, when the Padres and Expos each lost 110 games.