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
|Los Angeles||88||71||.553||5||Lost 1|
(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
|New York||92||67||.578||0||Won 1|
|Tampa Bay||88||71||.553||4||Lost 2|
|Los Angeles||88||71||.553||4||Lost 1|
|Kansas City||71||88||.446||21||Lost 1|
(updated 9.30.2012 at 10:42 PM EDT)