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.
Before the game began on Tuesday night the Athletics knew they would receive no help from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Texas Rangers beat the Rays 7-1. So in order for the Athletics to reduce the magic number they would have to take matters into their own hands. This is not always an easy task against the Angels. Athletics/Angels games are always competitive. The two teams seem to rise to the occasion and Tuesday night was no exception.