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American Leagure Review

September 10, 2012

The Texas Rangers picked up a half game in the past week and lead the Oakland A’s by 3 and a half games in the AL West. Texas won 3 of 4 in Kansas City vs the Royals before losing 2 of 3 at Tampa vs the Rays. Oakland lost all 3 at home to the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels before winning 3 in Seattle vs the Mariners. The Angels swept 3 games at home vs the Tigers to complete a (6-0) week that has them right in the middle of the wild card race.

The New York Yankees did not trail in 2 wins at Baltimore vs the Orioles and split 4 games there. Earlier in the week, the Yankees salvaged one of 3 games vs the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles won 2 of 3 games at Toronto vs the Blue Jays. All of this left the Yankees one game up on the Orioles and 2 games ahead of the Rays.

Despite losing 2 of 3 games at home to the lowly Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox have a 2 game lead over the Detroit Tigers. No, I will not call the Tigers over rated as these standings change and teams get hot and cold. However, losing 2 of 3 at home vs the lowly Cleveland Indians after sweeping the White Sox and being swept by the hot Angels left Detroit behind in both the division and wild card race. Luckily for them, the White Sox only went (3-3) at home vs 2 lower teams, the Royals and Minnesota Twins.

The A’s three and a half games out in the divisional race, have a 2 game lead over the Orioles for the top wild card spot and a 3 game lead over both the Rays and Angels for playoff qualification. The Tigers 2 games out in the division are 4 and a half games behind the Orioles in the wild card race.

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