Oakland Athletics Magic Number: 2

2

With the combination of the Oakland Athletics resounding victory over the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals narrowly defeating the Texas Rangers, the Magic Number for the Athletics to clinch the AL West Division slides down to 2.

The Athletics will look to wrap up the division this weekend before the home crowd prior to heading out on the road to take on the LA Angels in a 3 game set starting on Monday.

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Athletics rout Twins increase lead to 7.5 games

With only 8 games left to play the Oakland Athletics extended their AL West Division lead to 7.5 games on Friday night.  The Athletics trounced the Minnesota Twins 11-0.  Bartolo Colon picked up his 17th win of the season lowering his ERA to 2.64.  He struck out 8 in 6 innings.   Continue reading

Oakland Athletics Magic Number: 6

6

With the walkoff victory for the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night the Magic Number falls to 6.  The Athletics look to reduce that number today against the Los Angeles Angels in the finale of the 3 game set.  The Athletics also hope to get help from the Tampa Bay Rays as they play the Texas Rangers tonight in Tampa.

Oakland Athletics Magic Number: 14

14

With the win over the Minnesota Twins today the magic number for the Oakland Athletics is down to 14.

The magic number is the elimination number for the 2nd place team in the division or wild card race.  This means that with any combination of 14 Oakland Athletics wins and/or Texas Rangers losses the Athletics will win the division.