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Discussing the deciding game in the AL West between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics.
It's game 162, ladies and gentlemen. If you're anything like me, you've been anxiously awaiting 7 p.m. since last night's game ended. We aren't quite there yet, but maybe watching the Rangers and Athletics battle for the AL West will keep us occupied in the mean time. Both teams are tied atop the division, with Oakland having taken the first two games in the series. Ryan Dempster vs. A.J. Griffin is the pitching matchup.
Reminders: a Yankee win or an Orioles loss would give the Yankees the division title. A Yankee win would also give them the top seed in the American League, earning them home field advantage until the World Series. As the top seed, they would play the winner of the one-game playoff, otherwise it's off to Detroit. A Yankee loss and an Orioles win would force a game 163 to be played in Baltimore.