Looking strictly at the other contenders for the second Wild Card spot, the Astros are at 53 percent, the Angels are at 22 percent, and the Twins are at 5 percent.
The Astros hosting the Angels in Houston because they beat LA in the season series.
Astros: RHP Lance McCullers (5-7) starts the first game of the three-game series at Seattle on Monday.
Left-hander Dallas Keuchel do the anticipated and made an effort of to understate his extraordinary overall performance at your home for your Houston Astros as easy gifts, yet the quantities, another real take on Sunday as well, clicked.
Tuesday’s details: In Anaheim, Calif., Albert Pujols had an RBI double among his three hits, Erick Aybar drove in three runs and the kept the AL playoff race tight with their seventh consecutive victory.
Wednesday’s action: The Angels send righthander Garrett Richards (15-11) against A’s left Barry Zito and his 18.00 ERA.
This is do or die time for the Astros and they still have a shot to win the AL West as they are just 2.5 games behind the Rangers so they should be motivated enough to get the win.
Win a few of their last seven games on the road, where the team has been a very bad 29-46, and he and his teammates would have a chance to play for such oversized jewelry.
The Astros are a half-game ahead of the Angels for the last wild-card playoff spot in the American League and 1.5 games behind the Texas Rangers for the American League West crown. The 1941 season was the year Williams hit.406, the last player to hit better than.400….
Whichever team they play, the Cubbies will be in tremendous shape because Jake Arrieta and his insane 1.82 ERA will be waiting.
Basically, you have to figure the Rangers are going to win at least three more games this year, probably more. If that scenario played out the galaxy would likely burp us all up into deep space, but after a short regrouping period, there’d be quite a bit of baseball to play. Hopefully first place in the division -and the fate of our Rangers- is decided before then.
They never seriously threatened Keuchel again.
“We’ve worked way too hard to get to this point to think that anything is safe”.
Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. We play together every day. If the season ended when this piece was published, the Astros would play the Yankees in the wild card game. The Rangers are in the drivers seat of the AL West and hold the keys to their own destiny and making the postseason, now they just have to find a way to finish the race before running out of gas.