The Rangers have the smallest magic number in all of baseball at 12.
The Reds are next with 13, followed closely by the Twins (14), the Phils (17) and the Rays and Padres at 19.
The Rangers record stands at 80-63 with Oakland 8 games back at 72-71. Texas has two games against Detroit and the remaining games are all against division rivals. They have 7 games each against Seattle and Los Angeles and 3 against Oakland.
The good news is the Rangers only have to go 10-9 the rest of the way to get to 90 wins. That would mean the A's would have to go 18-1 to tie for the division lead. That does not mean I want them limping to the finish. I would prefer something along the lines of 12-6 or maybe 19-0.
Seriously though, it's been a long time since the Rangers have been in the playoffs. I'm not going to start celebrating until the magic number is zero. When.....please let it be when....when that happens, I'll celebrate.