How do you compute the games out of first place stat in baseball?
Suppose Team A is in first place and you want to know how many
games back Team B is. Compute the following: (Wins for A)+(Losses
for B)-(Losses for A)-(Wins for B), and divide the result by two.
See how it works: If A and B play each other and A wins, then (Wins
for A) and (Losses for B) both go up by one, so the number of games
behind increases by one; likewise, if B wins, (Losses for A) and
(Wins for B) increase, so the number of games behind decreases by