So it has all come down to this. The Los Angeles Angels have an elimination number of 1 as they begin their final regular-season series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. The only way for the Halos to reach the postseason is for the Oakland Athletics to be swept at home by the Texas Rangers, while the Angels sweep the Mariners at Safeco Field in three games. Any A's win or Angels loss will eliminate Los Angeles from the second Wild Card spot and seal the deal for Oakland. The Tampa Bay Rays are in the same position as they enter their final series against the Baltimore Orioles, who themselves are tied with the New York Yankees for the top spot in the American League East.
So Halos fans will need to be rooting their hardest for the Rangers over the next three days, because the season is on the brink. Perhaps the worst news is that the Angels draw Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the opener.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Monday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. C.J. Wilson gets the start for the Halos to open the series and goes for lucky win 13. He'll face Felix Hernandez, who is 13-8 with a 2.86 ERA.
First pitch on Tuesday will be at 7:10 p.m. PT and the game will not be televised locally. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. Dan Haren is at 12-12 and will try to prevent ending the season with a losing record. His opponent will be Hisashi Iwakuma, who is 8-5 with a 3.32 ERA.
Wednesday's season finale will get started at 3:40 p.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. Jered Weaver closes out the season in a bid for his 21st victory as he concludes his bid for the Cy Young Award. He will go up against Blake Beavan, who heads into the final game of the year with a 10-11 record and a 4.68 ERA.