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MLB standings: Angels three games back in AL wild card race

The Los Angeles Angels were eliminated in the American League West with their loss on Sunday night. Their elimination number for a wild card spot is now one.

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Los Angeles Angels split their doubleheader with the Texas Rangers on Sunday. The club won the first game, but a tough 8-7 loss in the nightcap officially eliminated the Angels in the race for the American League West crown. The loss also cut their elimination number down to one game in the AL wild card chase. L.A. currently trails Baltimore/New York by two games, and Oakland by three.

With just three games left in the 2012 season, which will be against the last place Seattle Mariners, the Angels are eliminated from playoff contention if they lose any of their remaining games. At the same time, if the As win any of their three remaining games with the Rangers, the Angels are also eliminated. Stranger things have happened before in baseball, but it does not look like the Halos will be headed to the playoffs this year.

Here is a complete look at the AL wild card standings.


American League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 92 67 .578 0 Won 1
Oakland 91 68 .572 1 Won 2
Tampa Bay 88 71 .553 4 Lost 2
Los Angeles 88 71 .553 4 Lost 1
Chicago 83 76 .522 9 Lost 2
Seattle 73 86 .459 19 Lost 3
Kansas City 71 88 .446 21 Lost 1
Toronto 70 89 .440 22 Lost 1
Boston 69 90 .433 23 Lost 5
Cleveland 67 92 .421 25 Won 1
Minnesota 66 93 .415 26 Lost 2

(updated 9.30.2012 at 7:28 PM MST)