If the A's win tonight, it sets up a winner-take-all Wednesday afternoon. But if the Rangers win, Texas will be celebrating a division title in Oakland.
Prior to the season, the oddsmakers placed the overunder on the A's 2012 win total at 72.5. They have won 92 and are thinking 94 and a division title.More: Ratto's take Instant Replay Postgame celebration
The A's are still thinking division title, but their 4-3 win over Texas Monday night guarantees them a spot in the postseason, their first since 2006.
No one expected the A's to contend. Now that they are doing just that, and close to clinching a playoff berth, will the pressure be detrimental? The players don't think so.