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MLB Standings: Rangers clinch at least Wild Card berth

The Texas Rangers now know that the equation is simple after Sunday night's come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Angels: a win gets them a divisionaltitle. Texas heads to Oakland for the final three games of the 2012 MLB season with a two-game lead over the A's. One victory in the three-game series gives them another AL West championship.

Texas did at least clinch a Wild Card berth with the victory. The worst-case scenario for Texas now is getting swept by Oakland, sending the Rangers to a one-game bout with either Baltimore or New York for the American League Wild Card.


AL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Texas 93 66 .584 0 Won 1
Oakland 91 68 .572 2 Won 2
Los Angeles 88 71 .553 5 Lost 1
Seattle 73 86 .459 20 Lost 3

(updated 9.30.2012 at 10:39 PM EDT)


Texas' win on Sunday all but eliminated both Los Angeles and Tampa Bay. Both of those teams must sweep Seattle and Baltimore, respectively while hoping Texas sweeps Oakland to secure the No. 2 Wild Card.


American League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 92 67 .578 0 Won 1
Oakland 91 68 .572 1 Won 2
Tampa Bay 88 71 .553 4 Lost 2
Los Angeles 88 71 .553 4 Lost 1
Chicago 83 76 .522 9 Lost 2
Seattle 73 86 .459 19 Lost 3
Kansas City 71 88 .446 21 Lost 1
Toronto 70 89 .440 22 Lost 1
Boston 69 90 .433 23 Lost 5
Cleveland 67 92 .421 25 Won 1
Minnesota 66 93 .415 26 Lost 2

(updated 9.30.2012 at 10:42 PM EDT)



Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.