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Magic number for the A’s to clinch the A.L. West drops to 7

Sep 16, 2013, 9:16 PM PDT

The magic number for the Oakland Athletics to clinch the American League West is down to seven, after the Texas Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday. The Rangers have now lost seven games in a row and trail the A’s by 6.5 games.

The A’s lost to the Angels 12-1 on Monday night. Any combination of A’s wins and Rangers losses drop the magic number.

To clinch at least a Wild Card berth, the A’s magic number is six.


The A’s magic number to clinch the American League West is seven. (USA Today Images)

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