OAKLAND -- The A's could clinch a playoff berth Monday night, but there's more at stake. Here's a quick look:

  • They will clinch a wild-card spot by beating Texas once, or by having both Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Angels lose once.

  • They will win the A.L. West and advance to the Divisional Series if they sweep the three-game series against Texas that begins Monday in Oakland.

  • They are one game behind A.L. East co-leaders Baltimore and New York for the top wild-card spot. The No. 1 wild card hosts the No. 2 wild card in a one-game playoff Friday, with the winner advancing to the Divisional Series.




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